Waterford Directory of Services - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford Directory of Services

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC had an action focusing on Health and Wellbeing in the Children and Young Peoples Plan under the Community Based Adolescent Sub Group. The sub group held an interagency meeting in GIY, Grow It Yourself, HQ in May 2017 which involved agencies involved with CYPSC and GIY. The subgroup then held planning meetings over
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Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014 – 2020 sets out key commitments to children and young people up to the age of 24. The Waterford CYPSC Children and Young People’s Plan was completed before the move to include young people up to 24. A sub group has
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CYPSC members from Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow attended two days training on Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA)TM in February 2018. The Institute of Public Care (IPC), which is part of Oxford Brookes University in England, delivered this training for the eleven CYPSCs that are part of the first phase of implementation of the National Data and Information
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Members of Waterford CYPSC and additional agencies completed a number of workshops facilitated by the Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency (DESSA) in Autumn ’17. Thirteen individuals from eight agencies attended. Out of this work a disability inclusion framework policy was presented to the CYPSC committee in Spring ’18 for discussion and adoption. On the basis
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An updated information poster providing guidelines on referral to child and youth mental health services is now available to agencies and the public. This has been a widely welcomed initiative of the Child & Youth Mental Health Sub Group. It provides information on referral pathways to mental health supports and services. Please contact Julie, CYPSC
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The Summer Newsletter contains information on the activities and priorities of Waterford CYPSC. The work of the Family Support sub group is highlighted. The work undertaken with children and young people in highlighting the importance of participation is outlined. Also included are features Healthy Ireland, news in brief and a regional workshop on the role
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In May 2017 parents were asked to complete a survey so that CYPSC could get a better understanding of how to develop ways for people to get information about parenting. 212 parents completed the online survey and 44 parents participated in focus groups. This work helped in the production of a report called Celebrate Parenting
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The Spring Newsletter contains information on the activities and priorities of Waterford CYPSC. The work of the Mental Health sub group is highlighted. The importance of including children and young people in our work is outlined. Also included are features on the Ferrybank CFSN, Snuggle Stories and Transitions. Please follow this link CYPSC Spring 2017
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In December 2016 the Family Support Working Group and the Snuggle Stories task group had an opportunity to showcase the Snuggle Stories initiative. This is an action under CYPSC, which encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together. Each pack, which is distributed by Public Health Nurses, includes free
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Waterford CYPSC website was launched in late 2016. The website brings together information on a range of services available for children, young people and families in Waterford, including mental health support for children and young people; health services for children, young people and families; education and training opportunities; and help and support for families. It
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