CYPSP

At the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, we anticipated that all our multi-agency partners who make up CYPSP, Outcomes Groups, Locality Planning groups and family support hubs would not be able to meet face to face for some time, and we have now adapted to meet virtually to continue to work hard to provide vital updates, supports and information to organisations, children and families. We developed our Covid19 Support and Resources page which provides a central hub of information. Click Here

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Positive Approaches to Discipline – 15 September 2020

Positive Approaches to Discipline – 15 September 2020

Parenting NI are running a free online session for parents living in the Western Trust area on Tuesday 15 September 2020, 7pm-8pm.  The session aims to support parents in managing challenging behaviour and implementing healthy discipline strategies. To register for...
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BBC Young Reporter Competition

BBC Young Reporter Competition

Do you know young people passionate about an issue or with interesting personal experiences they might want to share with a wider audience? The #BBCYoungReporterCompetition is for them! 11-18 year olds can share their story ideas:-  http://bbc.co.uk/youngreportercompetition… #FindYourVoice
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Best new Books

Best new Books

August is being SERIOUSLY good to us in the book department! Every month, we pick out our favourite new titles for babies, children and teens and really, just look at these beauties: https://booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/best-new-books/… Pic: Sheena Dempsey
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Fortnightly News – Issue 26

Fortnightly News – Issue 26

Welcome to the 26th edition of Fortnightly News, the E-newsletter which shares information to improve the outcomes for Children and Young People in your Locality. This edition has information and links, changes to service delivery and managing Covid-19 for you...
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Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter | Issue 41

Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter | Issue 41

Welcome to Issue 41 of ‘FYI’. Thank you to all of our member organisations who have submitted information on programmes, activities, workshops and webinars taking place across the summer months, thus far. For those who wish to highlight upcoming opportunities...
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Parents Plus Special Needs Programme Launch 18th September 2020

Parents Plus Special Needs Programme Launch 18th September 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first in the world, evidence-based Special Needs Programme, developed to respond to the complex and under served needs of young people with an Intellectual Disability, 12 – 25 years, and their...
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Free School Meals / Uniform Grant Applications

Free School Meals / Uniform Grant Applications

New claimants can now apply online or complete a paper form for free school meals and uniform grant assistance, subject to eligibility.  Existing claimants renewing their application should apply by completing the pre-populated form posted to them. Please ensure you...
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Locality Planning Group Members Survey

Locality Planning Group Members Survey

  As many of you will be aware in 2018 CYPSP started to carry out the first survey of our Locality Planning Group members, with the plan to make it a biennial survey. The response to 2018 survey was fantastic,...
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Advice for Informal (Unpaid) Carers and Young Carers during Covid-19 Pandemic

Advice for Informal (Unpaid) Carers and Young Carers during Covid-19 Pandemic

This information provides advice and support for informal carers, young carers and family members.  It pulls together already existing sources of information into one place and signposts carers to others who may be able to help. COVID-19 ADVICE FOR INFORMAL...
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Elephant in the Room Young People’s Report

Elephant in the Room Young People’s Report

Back in 2017, the Elephant in the Room group, set up by Belfast Youth Forum and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, produced the research report, created by young people for young people.  A total of 1117 young people participated in...
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Comic Relief Community Support Fund

Comic Relief Community Support Fund

Just open ….another NI fund...https://bit.ly/3f7TPo2 Comic Relief Community Support Programme: 5K-20K grants to tackle child food poverty, child digital poverty, gender-based domestic violence & returning back to school
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Browsealoud reading and translation support

Browsealoud reading and translation support

Helping everyone to feel included Every person deserves an online experience that’s welcoming, we have therefore added Browsealoud to our website which adds text-to-speech, reading and translation support, helping to make our content easily accessible to those who have hidden...
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Southern Trust Bereavement Helpline

Southern Trust Bereavement Helpline

The  Southern Trust Bereavement Helpline has been operational now for nearly two months.They have received a steady number of calls and feedback confirms that the line is greatly valued. The line is there for anyone who is finding grieving tough,...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 25th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to improve the outcomes for Children and Young People.  As we adjust to the impact of the coronavirus this edition has...
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Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland have produced a resource to support parents and carers of children in response to COVID-19. Download the What Just Happened Guide by clicking here https://tinyurl.com/y3shafsb
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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.