The Meath Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) was established in June 2011, and is a key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in every county in Ireland.
The overall purpose is to improve outcomes for children and young people through local and national interagency working. The membership comprises a diverse group of statutory, community and voluntary agencies.
The membership currently comprises:
- The Child and Family Agency
- Meath County Council
- Health Service Executive
- North Eastern Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force
- Irish Primary Principals’ Network
- Meath Partnership
- Probation Service
- Crann Support Group
- An Garda Síochána
- Meath Springboard Family Support Services
- Family Resource Centres
- Meath County Childcare Committee
Children and Young People’s Services Committee follows the local authority boundary and plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people aged between 0 – 24 years in the Meath area. Its role is to enhance interagency co-operation and to realise the five National Outcomes for children and young people, as set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014 – 2020 (PDF, 2.0MB).
The central purpose of a Children and Young People’s Services Committee is to ensure effective interagency co-ordination and collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people in its area.