Latest News & Events

Delivering Social Change Stakeholder Update – March 2016
Fathers and Families Programme – May 2016
Family Support NI Website – Finding Information
LGBT Awareness Week NI 2016 – The Launch
Same-Sex Family Project Launch – Monday 16th May 2016
Save the Date: Association for Infant Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Conference and Annual General Meeting
Symposium on Health and social care professionals’ family focused practice with parents who have mental illness, their children and families
Development of the Next Children and Young People Strategy – March 2016


The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) brings together a range of agencies, including voluntary and community sector organisations, that aim to improve the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland.

In the past, despite best efforts, everyone who worked with children and young people provided services separately which only created problemsPlanningtogether for children and young people, and their families and wasted resources. The CYPSP aims to plan and provide services for children and young people more efficiently by making joint decisions about the services needed, and funding these services together.

Importantly, the CYPSP emphasizes a rights-based approach to its work. This means planning services that uphold children’s rights and encouraging children, young people and their parents to participate in the process.