CYPSP About Us

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The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) brings together a range of agencies, including voluntary and community sector organisations, that aim to improve the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland.

CYPSP Members

Aidan Dawson (Chair)
Chief Executive, Public Health Agency
Childcare Partnership Rep
Position Vacant - SPPG/DoH
Geraldine Teague
Maurice Leeson
Programme Manager Partnerships, Emotional Health & Wellbeing and CAMHS, SPPG/DoH
Colm McCafferty
Interim Director of Children Young People's Services, SHSCT
Lyn Preece
Director of Children's Services & Executive Director of Social Work, SEHSCT
Tom Cassidy
Director of Women & Children's Services, WHSCT
Deirdre Webb
Kerrylee Weatherall
Interim Children's Director, BHSCT
Stephen Martin
Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency
Maura Dargan
Director of Women, Children & Families/Executive Director of Social Work of the NHSCT
Helen McKenzie
Director of Operations, Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI)
Paul Brush
Department of Education
Una Turbitt
Interim Director of Children and Young People's Services
Gerry Campbell
Chief Executive, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
Aideen McLaughlin
Assistant Director| Rural Teams, Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Joanne Gibson
Department for Communities Rep
Position Vacant - DfC
Marie Ward
SOLACE Rep, Chief Executive, Newry Mourne & Down District Council
Sinead Twomey
Supporting People Contracts Manager, Homeless & Young People, NIHE
Rory McLaughlin
Interim Operations & Systems Adviser, EA Youth Services
Pauline Leeson
Chief Executive, CiNI
Lorna Ballard
National Director, Action for Children
Paddy Mooney
Director, Include Youth
Amanda Jones
Head of Resilience & Wellbeing Services, Action Mental Health
Michele Janes
Head of Barnardo's NI
Frances Lyons
Director, National Children's Bureau
Stephen Dallas
Chief Executive, Bytes Project
Gary McMichael
Chief Executive, ASCERT
Brenda Macqueen
Executive Director, Dry Arch Children's Centre
Marie Cavanagh
Lower Ormeau Residents Group
Jacinta Linden
Chief Executive, Bolster Community
Alix Crawford
Chairperson, Mae Murray Foundation
Paul Yam
Director, Wah Hep Chinese Community Association
Maxine Gibson
Valerie Maxwell
Una Casey
Sharon McMinn
Bronwyn Campbell
Regional Family Support Hub Co-Ordinator
Louise Dickson
Children's Services Planning Support Officer