The Moyle Children and Young People’s Locality Partnership was set up and launched by Moyle Council in November 2009. Councillor Cara McShane the then Chair of the Council, chaired the partnership during its developmental stages . The role of Chair was then taken on by Brenda McAteer, NHSCT in December 2010. The partnership is multi-agency and has membership from Statutory, voluntary and community sector organisations in the area. We meet monthly and I think the group have accomplished a great deal of success during its first year, including a Volunteer Drive and Family Support Fair.
Moyle Locality Group was launched on 6th November 2009 by the then Chair of Moyle Council – Councillor Cara McShane.
A strong partnership with membership across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors committed to improving outcomes for children and young people in the area has been developed and meets monthly.
A major volunteer drive took place in June 2010 through Moyle Matters to encourage volunteering in the area.
Support has been gained from the wider Children’s Services Planning process and sub-group expertise
Funding has been secured to develop a Social Outreach Service for children and young people with a disability in the Glens area now extending to the Moyle area. Service development has benefited from the knowledge and experience of local people.
An activity day for families was organised in Cushendall to raise awareness of services available and to consult with parents about their needs.
Engagement with Children and Young People
In August 2011 the Moyle Locality Group held a Family Fun Fair in the Moyle area to promote the range of services available for children, young people and families living in the area. At this fair, Questionnaires where completed with 23 parents to ascertain gaps in service provision for children, young people and parents living in the Moyle area.
Engagement with Post Primary Schools in the Moyle area
April 2012 – June 2012
Engagement has been completed with 6 Young people from Dunluce Post Primary School in Bushmills. The purpose of this engagement was to design a questionnaire that will be completed by a representative sample of young people attending the post primary schools in the Moyle Locality area.
Questionnaires being completed with four post primary schools in the Moyle Locality area. The purpose of the questionnaires is to identify needs from children and young people about what services are needed in their local area. This information will feed into the Moyle Locality planning group.