Southern Area Children & Young People's Committee
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Legacy Southern Area Children & Young People's Committee
Consultation on draft Children & Young People's Plan
A draft of the new Children and Young People's Plan has just been released for consultation. This document sets out the suggested shape and content of the first Northern Ireland Children and Young People's Plan of the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP). click below to download:-
New partnership to plan services for children and young people
A new partnership has been formerly established to plan services for children and young people across Northern Ireland. The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) has been set up to improve the wellbeing and the realisation of rights of children and young people across the province.
The new regional group is a cross sectoral, strategic partnership, consisting of the leadership of all key agencies who have responsibility for improving outcomes for all children and young people in Northern Ireland including health, social services, education, policing and housing as well as representatives from the voluntary and community sectors.
What is Children's Services Planning?
The overall aim of the Southern Area Children's Services Plan is to meet the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable, so that they can reach their full potential and be socially included members of the community, as children and adults.
CSP is managed by a partnership called the Southern Area Children and Young People's Committee, which is made up of statutory, voluntary, community and black and minority ethnic groups. The detailed work is carried out in a number of working groups, to gain a full picture of:-
Which Children and Young People are we talking about?
Children can be vulnerable for many reasons. We call the reasons 'needs'. CSP has planning groups to address the following needs:-
We also link into the work on:
It is very important that the right people feed into the planning process. The right people include:-
If you want the opportunity to comment on Children's Services Planning and to influence how the planners think, click below:-
The Children's Services Plan 2008-2011 sets out how the planning will be carried out, and how you can be involved. We also publish a review of the process each year. The Plans and Reviews are available from:Ms Ann Godfrey Principal Social Worker Children's Services Planning Social Care Department Health and Social Care Board Tower Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DR Telephone: (028) 37414616 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click to download a copy.
We also publish regular newsletters - click to download:-
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This page was last updated on 25-Aug-2011.
If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, please contact:Valerie Maxwell Southern Health & Social Services Board, Tower Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DR
Telephone 028 37 414602 Fax 028 37 414553