Children and Young People’s Services Committees
Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are 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.
CYPSC are county-level committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people. They provide a forum for joint planning and co-ordination of activity to ensure that children, young people and their families receive improved and accessible services. Their role is to enhance interagency co-operation and to realise the national outcomes set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the national policy framework for children and young people 2014 – 2020.
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.
Each CYPSC has member organisations, see our Membership page, who then developed and are currently implementing a three-year Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) for their area, in our case, Waterford.
Click on the image to download the 2.5MB Plan as a PDF.