CYPSP

Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

  Employers For Childcare have launched the findings of the 9th Annual Childcare Cost Survey which reveal that the average cost of a full-time childcare place in Northern Ireland is £166 per week. This is a slight decrease on last...
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Engaging Effectively with Parents Training – February 2019

Engaging Effectively with Parents Training – February 2019

  Parenting NI are offering Practitioner Training. The training aims to build capacity and further enhance existing skills of practitioners to equip them with the skills to support parents and families.   
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Disabled Children and Young Persons Participation Project – Newsletter 2018

Disabled Children and Young Persons Participation Project – Newsletter 2018

The latest copy of the DCYPPP Newsletter is now available. Click here to download a copy. The project facilitates the involvement of children and young people with a wide range of learning, physical, sensory and medical conditions to be involved...
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Play Matters – Playing with stuff around the home

Play Matters – Playing with stuff around the home

As Christmas approaches and the financial pressures build for many parents Play Matters have published their latest play briefing sheet entitled ‘Playing with stuff – around the home’. Within the briefing it encourages parents to think about the many natural...
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Third Space Newsletter

Third Space Newsletter

The first edition of the Third Space project e-zine newsletter is now available. Working with young people aged 14-24, from different communities, cultural, and religious backgrounds, Third Space delivers a rolling personalised self-development and training programme. The project will operate across...
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Your Service, Your Say Ards and North Down PCSP

Your Service, Your Say Ards and North Down PCSP

Ards and North Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is undertaking a strategic assessment of needs for its new three-year strategy and one-year action plan for the Ards and North Down Borough 2019-22. We invite you to attend either...
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CYPSP Regional ACE Reference Group

CYPSP Regional ACE Reference Group

The Regional ACE Reference Group met in Girdwood Community Centre, on 23 November 2018. Representation from the Trauma Network was welcomed to the group. The group signed of the ACE presentation which will be used to explain the roll out...
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SERC launches course to help tackle youth unemployment

SERC launches course to help tackle youth unemployment

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has launched a course aimed at 16-24-year olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEET), thanks to funding from the European Social Fund. College Connect is a one-year mentor led programme which provides...
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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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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.