‘Children, young people, parents and community improving outcomes at a local level’
What are Locality Planning Groups
|Locality Planning Groups are partnerships between statutory, voluntary and community organisations that are working with and for children young people and families at a local geography; such as District Council areas|
Location of Locality Planning Groups
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Progress to date…
The CYPSP believes in bottom up planning and the inclusion of outcomes based planning at a very local level. Locality Planning Groups (LPGs) have been in place since 2001 in some areas in Northern Ireland. Over the past year the CYPSP has continued to roll out this model across Northern Ireland with 29 LPGs now contributing to the outcomes based planning that makes up the structure of CYPSP alongside the Outcomes Groups and Regional Sub Groups.
One of the essential elements in making a difference to outcomes for children and young people is a joined up approach. The LPGs aim to include all organisations working in an area as well as involving children, young people, parents and communities. A number of events have been organised in areas over the past year in order to reach out to communities and families – Family support fairs – making sure families receive the information they need to find the services they need when they need them. Volunteer Fairs have been organised in schools and in communities to encourage young people to volunteer and participate and engage in community activities and find opportunities that will impact on their future employment. These are just two examples of the networking carried out by LPG’s.
Local monitoring and tracking of the six high level outcomes with input from children, young people, parents and communities about what is happening for them ensures that service development is tailored to meet local families needs and resources across agencies are put to best use. LPG’s inform service development at Outcomes Group level as well as accessing and joining up funding at local level.
These local networks have also contributed to the development of family support hubs providing co-ordination of services for individual families.