CYPSP

Play Matters – Hanging Out

Play Matters – Hanging Out

The latest Play Matters briefing is now available. This briefing explores what play means to older children (pre-teen/teenagers) and highlights to parents that older children still need time and space to chill out, relax or ‘hang out with friends during...
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SHSCT Childrens Disability News & Views – December 2018

SHSCT Childrens Disability News & Views – December 2018

  The December edition of the Children’s Disability News and Views newsletter for the Southern Trust Region is now available to download here.        
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2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding programme now open for applications

2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding programme now open for applications

The 2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding Programme (CGRF) is now open for applications. The programme supports constituted voluntary and community sector groups to deliver good relations projects where there is evidence of identified good relations need. Successful projects must contribute...
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Family Support Survey 2018-2019

Family Support Survey 2018-2019

CYPSP would like to ensure that parents are involved in the design and development of support services for families across Northern Ireland and would value your feedback which will help to inform planning for future services. The aim of Family...
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Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

South Belfast Locality Planning Group together with the South Belfast One, CASA and Outer South and East Family Support Hubs invite you to a FREE screening of Resilience. Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Location: The Agapé Centre,...
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Play for Parents

Play for Parents

PlayBoard NI are holding Play Awareness sessions for parents and carers. This half-day Play Awareness session will strengthen parents understanding of play and its importance to the growth and development of their children. They will also gain practical ideas which...
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Family and Parenting Support Strategy

Family and Parenting Support Strategy

The Northern Ireland Executive has pledged to give children and young people across Northern Ireland the best start in life.  One way they will do this is by developing a new Strategy to help families and parents get the right...
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Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in NI

Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in NI

The Prevention Subgroup of the Western Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership have organised an event to bring together a range of partners & practitioners working in the Dungiven and Limavady areas to tackle domestic & sexual violence.  The event will...
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Fun with the Winter Elements

Fun with the Winter Elements

Winter is here and it’s getting colder and darker – but it’s still a great time for getting children of all ages outdoors. We just need to EMBRACE the weather! Have a playful and positive attitude towards the winter season;...
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T:BUC Funding Forums

T:BUC Funding Forums

Find out more about Executive Office Good Relations Funding by attending one of the T:BUC Funding Forums which are being held in each council area between 13 November and 6 December 2018. Full details of dates and locations can be...
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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.