Southern Area LPGs FYI Newsletter 25th June 2020

Welcome to Issue 38 of ‘FYI’.

We have recently met all of our Locality Planning Groups online and it’s been great to hear of the fantastic work being carried out across the Southern Trust area to support children, young people and their families through these ongoing challenging times.

We are keen to hear of forthcoming summer activities in local areas and will be delighted to share these. If you are planning any summer programmes or events, please let us know, so that we can include related details in our next edition, which will be circulated on Thursday 9th July 2020. (There is guidance on the final page of today’s newsletter as to how best to submit your information.)

In the meantime, stay safe and stay connected!

Kind Regards,

Southern Area Locality Planning Team

#SupportingFamilies #CYPSP #ChildreninNI #HereForYou

COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations

A new policy position paper published by the Commission entitled ‘COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations

It sets out 12 recommendations on dealing with the equality impacts of COVID-19 now and into the future.  I attach the policy position, which can be found along with other related documents here

It is intended to develop this work further as understanding of the impacts of the pandemic grows. 

Education Policy Position

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 17 June 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at  

The focus this week is on support for carers following last week’s Carers Week and as this week is Loneliness Awareness Week , Men`s Health Week , Learning Disability Week and Alcohol Awareness Week you will also find a lot of information about  these issues.

Also included is parenting support , emotional health and well-being projects and as well as support for children with physical disabilities.

You will also find a wealth of other local information about a range of diverse subjects.

Please remember there are links to further information within the flyers and a click will take you through to even more information.

This week’s good news story features the Waterside Hub in Derry/ Londonderry co-ordinated by Anne McCloskey from Action for Children.

Anne has included information about the digital support she has been able to provide for families and also the views of  a parent and some of the schools she has had even more contact with during this period.

Also if there are particular issues you would us to include or you can provide feedback about the Newsletter we are always glad to hear from you.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  under Family Support Bi-monthly Newsletter section.