T:BUC Funding Forums for 2020/21 Applications

The 2020/21 competitions for T:BUC Camps, and Central Good Relations funding programmes are due to open at the end of November 2019. To help you apply, the Executive Office will be hosting three T:BUC Funding Forums in local council areas.

The T:BUC Funding Forums are a great way to find out more about the good relations funding that is available and how to apply for it. Executive Office staff will be available at each forum to talk about your good relations project, with timed slots available each day between 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Details of Funding Forums 

Register now at http://tbucevents.eventbrite.com/

The All Party Group on Children & Young People

Children in Northern Ireland are the Secretariat to the All Party Group on Children & Young People.  They are delighted to announce their new Chairperson Chris Lyttle MLA, Deputy Chairperson Catherine Kelly MLA, Secretary Mike Nesbitt MLA & Treasurer Michelle McIlveen MLA. 

If you would like to attend the All Party Group on Children & Young People meetings please email ellen@ci-ni.org.uk to be added to the emailing list.

Briefing Session on ACEs & Trauma Informed Practice

The Northern Ireland ACE Reference Group would like to invite MPs, MLAs and Local Councillors to an information session on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice on Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 10am – 12 noon in the Long Gallery, Stormont. During this session you will have the opportunity to hear how the ACE agenda is being strategically delivered on across the system in Northern Ireland as we strive towards becoming a trauma informed nation in Northern Ireland. The Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) Trauma Informed Practice Project and Cross Board MACE Project will provide an overview of the investment and implementation plans for the ACE agenda alongside the showcase of some of their training and resources.

There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session. Registration at this event is essential as places are limited. Please see the flyer attached for further information on how to register. http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ACE_Briefing_Session_1Oct19_Long_Gallery_Stormont.pdf

Play Matters

The Children and Young People’s Strategy Team would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate PLAY MATTERS 10th September 2019, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor 9.30am until 1pm.

This small gathering will highlight the importance of play and leisure for children’s health and wellbeing and showcase the key elements of the EITP funded Play Matters project; Play Shaper, Play for Parents and Play Messaging Campaign. Come along and hear from those who have participated in the programme and help us celebrate the project’s success. You will also be offered the opportunity to visit ‘Clandeboye Nature Rangers’ one of Northern Ireland’s first Trust registered outdoor out of school projects which is situated deep within the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  For more information and booking details visit


We look forward to welcoming you.



Parental Participation Project

The Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) have commissioned Parenting NI to deliver the CYPSP Parental Participation Project which includes many strands of work. One element of this work is to carry out direct engagement exercises with parents in order to ensure that parents have a voice in planning support and services in their local area. CYPSP recognise the importance of engaging effectively with and involving parents as they are our children’s first educator and play an important in their child’s life.

Through the development of the CYPSP Parental Participation Project over the past number of years Parenting NI identified a trend, which was the need to evidence where parents access family support, the barriers and challenges they face in accessing family support, how parents can best be supported to reduce these barriers and how to improve parent’s access to family support.

The full reports can be found below.

Regional Parenting Survey 2018/2019

Effective Parental Participation Guide 2019