Organisations from statutory, voluntary and community sectors work together to develop partnerships, action plans and services to improve outcomes for children and young people.
What are Outcomes Groups
|‘The five Outcomes Groups are responsible for the integrated planning and commissioning of services at a geographic level that is consistent with the Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland. Their membership reflects that of the CYPSP in that it includes representatives from statutory agencies and the community and voluntary sector.’|
Location of Outcomes Groups
Progress to date…
The five Outcomes Groups are multi agency cross sectoral (Voluntary, Statutory and Community sectors) sub groups of the CYPSP.
Their main role is to monitor the 8 general parameters/outcomes set out in The Children’s Services Co-operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (CSCA) and through each partnership make the necessary changes to services and supports for families, children and young people.
The five CYPSP Outcomes Groups – Belfast, Northern, South Eastern, Southern and Western have continued to implement the NI Children and Young People’s Plan 2014-17. Individual Outcomes Group plans inform the commissioning of family support and early intervention services. Over the past 2 years early intervention services to the value of £1m have been commissioned by the HSCB through procurement arrangements with HSCTs in response to priorities identified by the Outcomes Group Action Plans. The Groups are continuing to make sure they are representative of local communities by overseeing the development of Locality Planning as well as improving co-ordination through the development of family support hubs.