CYPSP

Giving children the best start in life in the West

Giving children the best start in life in the West

The CYPSP Fermanagh & Omagh Locality Planning Groups in partnership with Family Support Hubs: Western Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership and Digital Safeguarding Group have been raising awareness of the impacts of ACE’s across the locality through a recent screening of...
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Resilience Screening during Feile an Phobail West Belfast Festival 2018

Resilience Screening during Feile an Phobail West Belfast Festival 2018

  Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Whiterock Children’s Centre in partnership with the Belfast Childcare Partnership, CYPSP West Belfast Locality Planning Group and Family Support Hubs hosted a screening of “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” documentary and discussion...
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Western Outcomes Group launch UNICEF Project at Foyle Maritime Festival!

Western Outcomes Group launch UNICEF Project at Foyle Maritime Festival!

    The Western Outcomes Group in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council officially launched their joint partnership Child Friendly Communities Project with UNICEF in July 2018. The event was attended by local young people as well as the Northern Ireland...
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HSCB Market Soundings: The Delivery of Counselling, Education and Research in Surviving Sexual Violence and Abuse Service

HSCB Market Soundings: The Delivery of Counselling, Education and Research in Surviving Sexual Violence and Abuse Service

  The Health & Social Care Board is undertaking a tender for the regional service that supports victims of sexual violence and abuse. This tender configuration exists for the delivery of counselling, public awareness through education and research in surviving...
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Movie Day at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Movie Day at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Empower Project, in partnership with the award winning Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy, has introduced yet another innovative activity to its already busy programme of events. The Lottery funded project, which offers support to families of children with Autism, Dyslexia...
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Play & Challenge – Play Matters Briefing July 2018

Play & Challenge – Play Matters Briefing July 2018

The latest Play Matters briefing explores Play and Challenge. Children need the freedom to play how they choose and sometimes this includes taking risks and engaging in risky, challenging play. This briefing paper explores how we, as adults, can support...
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Outcomes Group Recruitment

Outcomes Group Recruitment

  VOLUNTARY / COMMUNITY / BLACK MINORITY ETHNIC SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTCOMES GROUPS ​ Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) has been requested by the Health and Social Care Board to co-ordinate the recruitment process for community, voluntary and BME sector representatives...
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Childcare Vouchers: Still time to register but take action now!

Childcare Vouchers: Still time to register but take action now!

  The Childcare Voucher scheme offers working parents the opportunity to swap part of their pre-tax salary to pay for registered childcare (including breakfast and after school clubs, some holiday schemes, childminders and day nurseries). Two parents using the scheme...
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Local South Eastern Regional College Open Evening

Local South Eastern Regional College Open Evening

  South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is preparing to host its annual part-time open evening at the Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards Campuses on Wednesday 29 August from 4pm to 8pm. The event will be an opportunity for prospective learners...
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Children’s Future Food Inquiry in Northern Ireland

Children’s Future Food Inquiry in Northern Ireland

  Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) would like your agency to support the Children’s Future Food Inquiry. CiNI is working with partners in Wales, Scotland and England on the project, which is a parliamentary inquiry into children’s food insecurity in...
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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 problems 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.