Responding to childhood adversity in South Eastern Outcomes Area

Over 100 representatives from the community, voluntary and statutory sector including Departmental staff attending the recent Partnerships Conference to explore how the South Eastern area are responding to adverse Childhood Experiences. CYPSP Chair Hugh McCaughey (CEO, SEHSCT) spoke from the event and said “we can no longer work in silos, we get better results when we work together”.

A range of partnerships working across the South Eastern Outcomes Area presented on how they are responding to childhood adversity across the area. See below for the presentations:


Part 1: What are ACEs?

The Role of the ChildCare Partnership and the importance of Early Years – Evelyn Curran, CCP/HSCB – click here


Part 2: Emerging Trends of ACEs

The First 1000 Days – Julia Lewis, SEHSCT –  click here

The impact of Drugs, Alcohol and Parental Mental Health Issues – Ed Sipler, SEHSCT – click here

The impacts of Domestic and Sexual Violence on Children and Young People – Dympna McKeown, Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid – click here


Part 3: What are we doing about ACEs?

Early Intervention Transformation Programme – What Works? – Maurice Meehan, PHA – click here

Family Support Hubs and Early Intervention in Practice – Roberta Marshall, Barnardos – click here

Locality Planning in the South Eastern Area – Cathy Polley, Ards Community Network – click here

An Overview of the PCSPs – Catherine Pollock, NI Policing Board – click here

The Role of the Multi Disciplinary Support Hub – Mark Peters, PSNI – click here


Part 4: Moving Forward

CYPSP, A Regional Perspective – Maurice Leeson, CYPSP / HSCB – click here

CYPSP South Eastern Outcomes Group – Brendan Whittle, WHSCT – click here

Community Planning and the Opportunities of the Children’s Services Co-Operation Act NI (2015) – Liam Hannaway, NMDDC – click here

The Role of the Safeguarding Board for NI – Helen McKenzie, SBNI –  click here

The Role of the South Eastern Safeguarding Panel, Yvonne Adair, Independent Chair of SBNI – click here


Contact Us:

For more information please contact Stephanie Thompson, CYPSP by email at or telephone 02895 363 188