Tipperary Children and Young People’s Service Committee has announced the launch of three new initiatives for children and young people in the county. The Tipperary CYPSC is made up of members from across a range of services in the county that work with children and young people.
The new Tipperary CYPSC website launched today will serve as a platform to highlight actions being undertaken to improve outcomes for children and young people in the county. A key element of the new website is a comprehensive online directory for children and young people in Tipperary, aged 0-24 years, and their parents to help connect them with the services they may need locally. Services on the website are arranged under 14 different categories including Health; Family Support; Childcare, Education and Training; and Counselling and Mental Health.
In response to a frequent request for access to information about service provision in the area of Additional Needs, Tipperary CYPSC has combined this information in the directory under one category, ‘Disabilities and Additional Needs’ and a range of 9 sub-categories. The directory addresses the need in recent years for such a county-wide resource and will be kept up-to-date on the CYPSC website. The website will also host a quarterly Parent Supports calendar, providing up-to-date information on services and parenting programmes running during the year.
The link to the web-site is: www.tipperarychildrenandyoungpeoplesservices.ie
Tipperary CYPSC have stressed that the participation of children and young people in the services and policies that affect them is a priority for the Tipperary CYPSC.