Our Plan

The Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Plan consultation ended Friday 30th August 2019. All responses received were analysed and taken into account.

The 2019-2021 plan is now available to download.

An easy read version of the 2019-2021 plan is also available to download here.

CYPSP Consultation Feedback 2019-2021

NOTE: The term “vulnerable” in the plan encompasses those children who are in need of protection, or in need, as defined by the Children (NI) Order 1995. Children and young people in need may include those:

  • Receiving support from Health & Social Services including family support,
  • Child protection and looked after children services;
  • On the Child Protection Register;
  • With statements of special education needs;
  • Accessing Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS);
  • Accessing Education Nurture Units;
  • With emerging and diagnosed mental health needs;
  • Who are homeless;
  • Who are young carers;
  • Subject to paramilitary threat;
  • Whose parents have mental health problems;
  • Whose parents have alcohol and drug addictions;
  • Affected by domestic violence.