Children, Young People & Families

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The Focus is children 

The partnership’s overarching theme is – children young people  and families. Strong and stable families are the foundation of a strong and stable society and are key to ensuring children develop into healthy, happy and successful adults.

Success will be seen by improvements in children’s lives through  services which: support children, young people and families; help families overcome the disadvantages they face; and enable children and young people to achieve the same outcomes as their more advantaged peers. To get it right for children and young people this means being safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included. For services this means a unified approach by all of us who live and work in this community.

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The purpose of the Theme Team   is to progress the theme Children, Young People & Families to contribute to the delivery of the Partnership’s vision of “Building a vibrant, peaceful, prosperous, clean and safe place to live”. This work will be framed within an agreed strategic framework, agreed outcomes and                                                            a commitment to collaborative working.

Key Tasks

  • To promote and support the issue of Children, Young People & Families within the area.
  • To ensure that work within the theme is co-coordinated and delivered in a collaborative manner.
  • To develop an agreed strategy and action plan to promote and  support the Theme Children, Young People & Families based upon an agreed template
  • To ensure the strategy and action plan is based on the principles of equality, inclusion and community development.
  • To ensure the strategy and action plan is driven by quantitative and qualitative targets set within an agreed framework specifically committed to agreed outcomes and collaborative working.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement and consultation relevant to the Theme
  • To report on progress on a monthly basis to Executive Group

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For Further information contact the  theme team chairperson  Deirdre Walsh 02890438438  or email