The Children and Young people Services Committees (CYPSC) Conference is being held today at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin.
Today’s conference aims to demonstrate the success of CYPSC in responding to, and meeting the health and well being needs of children and young people in Ireland.
The conference will examine CYPSC’s engagement with its services, and how their delivery can be improved across each of their sectors – community, health, education, justice, etc and facilitates knowledge exchange and learning.
The event is being hosted by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in conjunction with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Pat Smyth, Interim Chief Executive of Tusla-Child and Family Agency, believes this is collaboration is a great example of ‘good inter-agency working’.
CYPSC aim to achieve the five national outcomes outlined in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People (2014 – 2020) These outcomes include: Reaching an active and healthy, physical and mental wellbeing, Achieving full potential in learning and development, Being safe and protected from harm, Providing economic security and opportunity, and connecting, respecting and contributing to our world.
Organisations and agencies from across the country will gather today to share their learning about what is working and what is not, when responding to the needs of Ireland’s children and young people. Today’s gathering showcases the advantages of collaborative and multi-sectoral work on behalf of providing services for our children and young people.
Speaking ahead of today’s conference, Minister Zappone said she sees CYPSC as: ‘a key inter agency vehicle for the roll out Child and Well Being initiatives in collaboration with other partners.’