Waterford Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) launches its
Children and Young People’s Plan (‘19 – 2022)
Waterford 11th March 2020. Waterford Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) launched its Children and Young Peoples Plan in City Hall, Waterford. The overall purpose of Children and Young People’s Services Committees is to ensure better outcomes for children and young people around the country through enhanced co-ordination of local services and organisations.
The Plan was launched by Mayor John Pratt. Also in attendance were Mr Peter Kearns Disability Activist and Mr Vincent Daly Chair of Waterford CYPSC.
Speaking at the launch Mr Daly congratulated all those involved. Julie Somers, CYPSC Co-ordinator, highlighted the collaborative work that has been ongoing over the past number of years and outlined the actions and plans to be undertaken up to 2022. Mr Peter Kearns spoke about Disability Inclusion and Equality and the need for a social model led emancipator-advocacy approach of thinking and practice, for and with disabled people.
Declan O Driscoll from the WSTCYS led the showcase of a number of successful interagency projects
- Just Grow Healthy Ireland Project
- ’ Know Your Stuff’ Sexual Health Booklet,
- Trauma Informed Practice in Schools,
- Infant Mental Health training
- Disability Inclusion Framework
- Service Needs Analysis report focusing on 18 – 24 year olds
Mayor Pratt rounded off the morning’s event by commending all of the agencies and groups active in supporting children, young people and families in Waterford for their ongoing work. Voicing strong support for all agencies contribution to the Plan he encouraged everyone to capitalise on the opportunities presented by CYPSC.
The launch was attended by over 80 professionals who work in diverse sectors from early years through to young adult supports and parental support throughout Waterford. A number of Comhairle Na nOg members were also in attendance.