Governance framework for the working together for children initiative: National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group and Children’s Services Committees

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315342
Title:
Governance framework for the working together for children initiative: National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group and Children’s Services Committees
Authors:
Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)
Citation:
Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Governance framework for the working together for children initiative: National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group and Children’s Services Committees. Dublin. Stationary Office. 2011.
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315342
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Background to the Working Together for Children Initiative The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) (formerly the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs), the National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group (NCSIG1) and the Children’s Services Committees (CSCs) have been leading an initiative to develop 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 objective of the Working Together for Children initiative is to secure better developmental outcomes for children through more effective integration of policies and services. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) provides leadership for this initiative at national level and the Health Services Executive (HSE) provides leadership at local level. The Working Together for Children initiative has been developed and influenced by three major Government policy documents, The National Children’s Strategy (2000), the ten-year Social Partnership Agreement Towards 2016 (2006) and The Agenda for Children’s Services: A policy handbook (2007). The National Children’s Strategy The National Children’s Strategy2 (2000) sets out the vision of an Ireland “where children are respected as young citizens with a valued contribution to make and a voice of their own; where all children are cherished and supported by family and the wider society; where they enjoy a fulfilling childhood and realise their potential”. The strategy seeks to establish a “whole child” perspective at the centre of all relevant policy development and service delivery. An inclusive view of childhood is adopted to assist with the identification of children’s needs and approaches best equipped to meet these needs through the empowerment of families and communities in general. The strategy sets out three National Goals which reflect the context of children’s lives today and the “whole child” perspective. The three National Goals are: 1. Children will have a voice in matters which affect them and their views will be given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity 2. Children’s lives will be better understood; their lives will benefit from evaluation, research and information on their needs, rights and the effectiveness of services 3. Children will receive quality supports and services to promote all aspects of their development.
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; CHILD HEALTH

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-04T09:15:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-04T09:15:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Children and Youth Affairs. Governance framework for the working together for children initiative: National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group and Children’s Services Committees. Dublin. Stationary Office. 2011.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315342-
dc.descriptionBackground to the Working Together for Children Initiative The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) (formerly the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs), the National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group (NCSIG1) and the Children’s Services Committees (CSCs) have been leading an initiative to develop 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 objective of the Working Together for Children initiative is to secure better developmental outcomes for children through more effective integration of policies and services. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) provides leadership for this initiative at national level and the Health Services Executive (HSE) provides leadership at local level. The Working Together for Children initiative has been developed and influenced by three major Government policy documents, The National Children’s Strategy (2000), the ten-year Social Partnership Agreement Towards 2016 (2006) and The Agenda for Children’s Services: A policy handbook (2007). The National Children’s Strategy The National Children’s Strategy2 (2000) sets out the vision of an Ireland “where children are respected as young citizens with a valued contribution to make and a voice of their own; where all children are cherished and supported by family and the wider society; where they enjoy a fulfilling childhood and realise their potential”. The strategy seeks to establish a “whole child” perspective at the centre of all relevant policy development and service delivery. An inclusive view of childhood is adopted to assist with the identification of children’s needs and approaches best equipped to meet these needs through the empowerment of families and communities in general. The strategy sets out three National Goals which reflect the context of children’s lives today and the “whole child” perspective. The three National Goals are: 1. Children will have a voice in matters which affect them and their views will be given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity 2. Children’s lives will be better understood; their lives will benefit from evaluation, research and information on their needs, rights and the effectiveness of services 3. Children will receive quality supports and services to promote all aspects of their development.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleGovernance framework for the working together for children initiative: National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group and Children’s Services Committeesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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