On 20th July, 2023, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), Roderic O’Gorman announced the publication of the Children and Young People’s Services Committees Shared Vision, Next Steps Mid Term Report for 2019 – 2021.
Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) promote and support effective inter-agency coordination and collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people.
Shared Vision, Next Steps 2019 – 2024 is the national policy document for CYPSC. It assists CYPSC to further develop in a strategic, integrated and sustainable manner, in order to support the coordination and planning of efficient and effective services for children and young people.
This mid-term report for Shared Vision, Next Steps provides an update on the work achieved in the development of CYPSC at a national level, and by individual CYPSC across Ireland over the period 2019–2021. The report provides information regarding the funding of CYPSC from 2019 to 2021 and highlights CYPSC best practice under the five national outcomes for children and young people during this time. Of the 37 actions, 22 have been completed (60%), 11 are in progress (30%) and 4 have not progressed to date (10%).
Minster O’Gorman added:
“I am very pleased to publish this CYPSC Mid Term Report for Shared Vision, Next Steps covering the period 2019- 2021. It is great to see the progress made over this period with 60% of actions completed with the other actions in progress.
CYPSC bring together a diverse group of agencies in their local areas to engage in joint planning and coordination of services for children and young people. I see CYPSC as pivotal in the roll out of many initiatives in collaboration with other partners in delivering better outcomes for children and young people around the country and this Mid Term Report highlights CYPSC best practice and their notable achievements.
I had the opportunity to meet with the CYPSC Coordinator’s recently in my Department and I was struck by the impressive work they undertake around the country including implementation of national policy, responses to critical Incidents in their locality, support for International Protection applicants and Ukrainian families, disability supports and supports for the Traveller and Roma communities amongst other wide and varied supports nationally.
I look forward to the continued success of CYPSC in delivering for children and young people.”
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