The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), leads on an initiative to develop and implement a planning model for national and local interagency working to improve outcomes for children.
This is collectively known as the Working Together for Children initiative.
The purpose of the Working Together for Children initiative is to secure better developmental outcomes for children through more effective integration of policies and services in particular through the Children and Young People's Services Committee (CYPSC).
Children and Young People's Services Committee (CYPSC) are a structure for bringing together a diverse group of agencies in local county areas to engage in joint planning of services for children. All major organisations and agencies working locally on behalf of children and young people will be represented on the CYPSC.
These committees are responsible for improving the lives of children and families at local and community level through integrated planning, working and service delivery.
They also ensure that professionals and agencies work together to ensure that children and their families receive improved and accessible services. The overall purpose of the CYPSC is to secure better developmental outcomes for children. CYPSC do this by:
The first Children and Young People's Services Committee Co-ordinator for the Sligo/Leitrim area was appointed in December 2014 and is employed by Sligo Social Services.
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