Project Description

CYPSP

WHAT IS
THE CYPSP?

The Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership is a multiagency partnership that includes the leadership of key statutory agencies and community and voluntary organisations, with a responsibility for improving the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland. 

The partnership produces a Children & Young People’s Plan which provides a high level commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people in Northern Ireland and to ensure each child reaches their full potential. This plan is taken forward at a local level through the process of Locality Planning.

WHAT IS
LOCALITY PLANNING?

Locality Planning Groups (LPGs) are partnerships between statutory, voluntary and community organisations working with and for children young people and families at a local level. Their work focuses on early intervention to improve outcomes for children and young people. CiNI staff member, Darren Curtis, works as a Locality Development Officer and it is his role to establish, run and maintain six Children Service Planning Locality Groups in the Southern Outcomes Area as follows;

1.  Armagh
2. Banbridge
3. Craigavon

4. Dungannon
5. Newry
6. South Armagh

Each Locality Planning Group reports to the Southern Outcomes Group by sharing information, knowledge base and expertise about the local area and identifying opportunities to improve outcomes for children and young people by working better together.  Each Locality Planning group has its own page on the CYPSP website.

WHAT DO LOCALITY
PLANNING GROUPS DO?

Working as a multi-agency partnership, each LPG develops a Children and Young People’s Locality Plan for their area. These plans identify and evidence the key issues impacting upon children and young people and provide a framework through which solutions can be implemented to address these issues.

Activities undertaken by LPGs in the Southern Trust Area include: Stakeholder Events, Information and Networking Events, Training, Consultation Responses, Projects/Events to meet the Outcomes of Action Plans, Sharing of Information and much more. 

Actions are agreed by LPG members and are flexible to address any particular issue relating to children, young people or family support.

WHAT DO LOCALITY
PLANNING GROUPS DO?

Working as a multi-agency partnership, each LPG develops a Children and Young People’s Locality Plan for their area. These plans identify and evidence the key issues impacting upon children and young people and provide a framework through which solutions can be implemented to address these issues.

Activities undertaken by LPGs in the Southern Trust Area include: Stakeholder Events, Information and Networking Events, Training, Consultation Responses, Projects/Events to meet the Outcomes of Action Plans, Sharing of Information and much more. 

Actions are agreed by LPG members and are flexible to address any particular issue relating to children, young people or family support.

ACTION PLANNING

The team responsible for Locality Planning in the Southern Trust area are Darren Curtis (Locality Development Officer) and Joanne Patterson (Locality Support Officer). Both are based at Tower Hill, Armagh, 

Information sharing

In January 2019, Southern Area Locality Planning introduced a new innovative way of sharing information on the great work of services and organisations striving to improve outcomes for children, young people and families in the Southern Trust area. With the aim of strengthening contacts, participation, engagement and connections in the region, LPG members, as well as the wider community, are invited to submit flyers, posters & announcements promoting relevant events, opportunities, programmes and initiatives. All of this information is then collated and shared via a one-stop shop style newsletter – ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). Download a sample edition of ‘FYI’ newsletter here.

Action Plan 2018-2021

Action Plans for the 6 Locality Planning Groups in the Southern Trust area fall under the following 8 factors contributing to wellbeing, as identified in the Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Strategy. Outcomes are numbered as follows in the Action Plan, which denote the areas we are addressing for each theme. All 6 Locality Planning Groups identified the following 3 themes as their top priorities for 2018-21:

1. Emotional and Mental Health & Well Being
2. Supporting Families
3. Risk Taking Behaviours

Download a copy of the CYPSP Southern Area Locality Planning Groups Information Leaflet & Action Plan 2021-2024 here.

EVENTS

Young Minds
Matter

Lads &
Dads

Milk Shake & Maths
Scorecard June 2017

Milk Shake & Maths
Scorecard June 2018

Our Journey
Through Disability

RESOURCES

Emotional
Wellbeing

ACE’s
Resource

Screen Time
Resource

Our Journey
Through Disability

CYPSP
Website

PUBLICATIONS

LPG Information
& Action Plan

FYI Newsletter Scorecard 2022