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E-zine 54 : June 2019
CYPSP Children and Young People's Plan Consultation
CYPSP Plan Consultation
We would be very interested in your feedback on the draft Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Plan 2019-2021.  It is important to us to hear what you have to say about what the Partnership should be addressing as we work to improve outcomes for the children and young people across Northern Ireland.
Download Plan Here
Download Equality Impact Assessment

Please complete and submit your response by Friday 30th August 2019
Complete Consultation
Western Area Outcomes Group
Bronagh Donnelly, CYPSP Locality Planner, with the Western Area Outcomes Group, for Derry City and Strabane locality, attended the Children’s rights at 30 conference held in St Martins in the Field in London in May 2019.  This was looking at the Child Friendly Cities & Communities UNICEF UK programme, that works with councils to put children’s rights into practice and is currently being rolled out throughout the UK including Derry City and Strabane as well as Aberdeen, Barnet, Cardiff, Liverpool and Newcastle.   
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Southern Area Outcomes Group
An excellent video has just been released of the Our Journey Through Disability event, co-produced with parents of children with a disability in the Newry area. The aim of the event was to provide other parents of children with a disability, the chance to learn of the services available to their families, to listen to the journeys taken by 8 families from birth to transition to adulthood, and to speak directly with service providers to identify the barriers faced and possible solutions.  A report card from the event has also been produced to help facilitate discussions on finding a way forward for service providers to help meet the needs families of children with a disability.
View Video Here
New Parenting Page
We have introduced a new Parent Support page to the CYPSP website which can be accessed through the parent support icon on the home page.  Parents’ influence is one of the most significant factors in a child’s life chances.  We want to support and work with parents as the primary care giver and educator for their children to ensure what we offer is meaningful, consistent and available at the point of need.  The page holds usefulI information and Leaflets,  a calendar of Evidence Based Parenting Support programmes and Development Opportunities for Practitioners as well as links to other support services.
Think Family - Family Model Training for the Community and Voluntary Sector
CiNI, commissioned by the HSCB have provided Family Model Training for the Community and Voluntary Sector.  The aim of this training was to promote The Family Model which can be applied by staff of varying experience and professional backgrounds, through training across the sector and to cascade training with organisations. 
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Down Locality Planning Group: Back to School Uniform Re-cycling Event
29 July 2019


The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Down Locality Planning Group are hosting an event to support families in the Downpatrick area to get ready for school.

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Early Intervention Lisburn Locality Planning Group: Big Spring Clean

Early Intervention Lisburn promoted a Big Spring Clean in May involving 90 volunteers and 186 children and young people collecting 60 bags of rubbish in local communities across Lisburn. 

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South Antrim Community Network: Training & Awareness Schedule 2019/20

Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention training opportunities funded by Public Health Agency and are offered Free of Charge to people who live and/or work in the localities of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus.

Additional criteria may apply for certain sessions.

Schedule & Booking Form
Southern Area Locality Planning Groups: Summer Activities
A  new resource for parents and staff in relation to summer activities for children and young people with a disability and/or additional needs has been produced through the 6 Locality Planning Groups in the Southern Trust Area.  To find out what activities are planned in your area over the summer months click here.
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Western Area Locality Planning Groups: Summer Activities

The Fermanagh and Omagh Locality Planning Group members have with the assistance of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Enniskillen and Omagh Neighbourhood Renewal and many others brought together a new resource for families and practitioners, detailing the exciting activities planned for the coming months.

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Forthill Students Scoop Top Prize in Logo Design Competition

Forthill Integrated College students win first prize in a competition to design a logo for Lisburn's Help Kids Talks Initiative.

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Southern Area Family Support Hubs Celebration Event
The Family Support Hub hosts in the Southern Outcomes Group area held a celebration event on 22 May, to recognise the support to 3262 families over the last 6 years in their area and also to thank all their partner organisations. 
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Congratulations Peter
Peter was on a work placement with the CYPSP team since December 2018.  He received his certificate of completion recently at an event organised by the HSC Equality Unit held in NICVA.  Peter is a Mencap peer advocate on the All Party Group on Learning Disability and through his placement Peter is now involved in the co-production of the HSCB Learning Disability Service Model.
Prince's Trust Get Started with Football Programme

Are you aged 16-30 and interested in football?

The Prince’s Trust are running a one week Get Started with Football programme this July at Sandy Bay Pitches in Larne.

Meet new people, learn new skills, work as a team and build your confidence.  Not only will you discover new talents and develop new skills, but you’ll also benefit from support to help you uncover your next steps.

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 ASCERT Commissioned by Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to Deliver ACEs Training
ASCERT has been commissioned by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), to provide training for staff and volunteers working in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Trauma Informed Practice.
Training Details
Congratulations to Chelsea for Receiving The Diana Award
As a young person with autism, 16 year old Chelsea decided that more needed to be done to support other autistic individuals and created a sensory room in her school in Belfast. With Chelsea’s ideas and insight, she also reshaped our ‘Girls and Autism Friendship Club’, providing girls with autism in the community with a place to socialise in a supportive environment. Autism NI are very proud of Chelsea’s achievements – she is an inspiration.
Kircubbin Summer Family Fun Day - June 2019
The CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group in partnership with the Kircubbin & District Community Association will host a mid summer madness family fun day on 29 June 2019 to bring families from rural communities of the Peninsula together to have fun and find out about local support services in their area.
NI Children and Young People's Outcomes Monitoring Report
The latest version of the CYPSP Northern Ireland Outcomes Monitoring Report is now available.  To find out how children and young people are doing in Northern Ireland and to download a copy click here
Early Intervention Support Services Report Cards 2018/19
Early Intervention Support Services (EISS) Report Cards for 2018/19 are now available.  To find out more information on the EISS and to view the Regional and individual Trust Report Cards click here.  
Parental Participation Project, Parenting NI

Parenting NI, commissioned by the HSCB, have undertaken direct engagement exercises with parents to ensure they have a voice in planning services in their local area.  To download the Survey Report and Guidance on Effective Parental Participation click here.

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