How are Children and Young People Doing in Northern Ireland?

We have just published our NI outcome monitoring report 2021 full of multi-agency population/census data. Download your copy now at This is a great resource for assessing need, planning & evidence for funding opportunities.


This 11th Outcome Monitoring Report shows how children and young people in Northern Ireland are doing in relation to the Government’s eight outcomes and covers the period 2015 up to 2022 (where available) The report presents the information collected against agreed indicators for each outcome, providing trend analysis over time and comparison across geographical sectors.

This report will be kept as a live report under the publications page on the CYPSP website with information being updated as it becomes available we have highlighted in the index  where we are still awaiting data.

Evidence Based Parenting Programmes available in Southern Trust Area Early 2023

Please see information on the grid below for the range of evidence based parent/carer programmes (pre birth-teens)  available for families in the Southern Trust Area from January 2023. Places remain on all programmes.  Criteria and referrals details also included below


Evidence Based Parenting Programmes Southern Trust Area Early 2023

Name/Age Range/Attendees

Dates (from-to)


No of weeks Times


Location of programme


Referrals/ enquiries to

(email and telephone) 

Additional Information
Mellow Programmes
Mellow Bumps (Mums to be 20-30 weeks gestation)


Thurs 26th Jan-Thurs 2nd March 7 7-9pm Online Referral/Enquiries: 028 37564489

Available to Mums to be across the Southern Trust Area
Mellow Bumps (Mums to be 20-30 weeks gestation)


Tues 25th April-Tues 30th May 7 10.30am-12.30pm Online Referral/Enquiries: 028 37564489

Available to Mums to be across the Southern Trust Area
Mellow Babies (birth-1 year) Spring 2023 8 weeks + physical fitness programme 10.30am-12pm Homestart Craigavon

028 38 345 357

For Families across the Portadown, Lurgan, Brownlow & Craigavon area. Infant Mental Health Programme includes online and face to face services.
Incredible Years
Parent/Infant Support Programme (0-4 months) Incredible Babies, Infant Massage, Sensory Play & Sleep Support A & D starting 18th January


Newry, Banbridge and Portadown week commencing 6th February

19 10.30am-12.30pm Newry, Moy, Banbridge and Portadown Enquiry/Referral-see attachment 1 for details For Parents and Babies outside Sure Start Areas
Incredible Years Baby (ideally 0-4 months)

Parents/Carers attend with baby.

Thurs 27th April  2023 8 10am-12pm TBC Enquiries/Referrals: Parenting Partnership 07880474747


Elaine Trainor MDT Team Newry

028 3026 7534

Available to parents/cares and babies resident in the Newry & Mourne Area
IY School Age

(5-12 years Parents/Carers in attendance)

Thurs 23rd March-14th June 2023 12 10am-12pm Online Enquiries/Referrals: Parenting Partnership 07880474747


Available to families across the Southern Trust Area.
I Y School Age

(5-12 years Parents/Carers in attendance)

Wed 29th March-21st June 2023 12 Evening Online Enquiries/Referrals: Parenting Partnership 07880474747


Available to families across the Southern Trust.
Solihull ‘Understanding Your Child’

(For parents of children in the first five years)

Tues 17th Jan-28th March 2023 10 7-9pm To be confirmed Enquiries/Referrals: Parenting Partnership 028-38310920 07880474747


For all parents of children resident in the Southern Trust area
Parents Plus Special Needs Programme
Parents Plus Special Needs Programme (for parents of young people 11-18 years with an Autism diagnosis) Tues 17th January 7 weeks 7-9pm Online


A very small number of places remain on this programme. Further information on flyer
Parenting NI
Odyssey Parenting Your Teen Thursday 26th January 8 7-9pm Online Parenting NI Freephone 08088010722 Priority will be given to families resident in the Newry & Mourne Areas. However referrals will be considered for families across the Southern Trust area



Issue 95 – Southern Area FYI – 5 January 2023

Welcome to the first 2023 edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information) – Issue 95.

 Download your copy here

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope you had a good break over Christmas.

To help support all those working with children, young people and their families, we extend our invitation to all practitioners and volunteers to attend any of our LPG meetings across the Southern Trust Area and have included a calendar for all our LPG meeting dates in 2023 on Page 6.

To find out more about what we do, how to become involved and to access free resources, just scan our QR code on Page 55.

Welcome back! Stay connected!

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area


Talk Learn Do Training for professionals who work with parents

Did you know that nearly a third of parents say they never or rarely discuss where money comes from with their children?

79% of children would turn to their parents for money advice. This shows the importance of financial education at home

The Money and Pensions Service hugely successful programme, ‘Talk Learn Do: Parents Kids and Money’ demonstrates that supporting parents to develop the confidence and skills to talk to and teach their children about money can positively impact on the financial wellbeing  of both parents and children. Since 2016, we have worked with over 1,500 professionals across the UK to deliver TLD to parents and carers they support. We are now looking to upskill more professionals so they can deliver Talk Learn Do to parents they work with.

What is Talk Learn Do (TLD)?

TLD is a facilitator led group session that encourages parents of 3–11-year-olds to talk to their children about money and create opportunities for their children to experience managing it. The programme provides parents with tools, ideas, and fun activities to help include money in everyday conversations and activities.

With the increase in personal finance related news and ongoing cost of living pressures, there continues to be a demand for financial wellbeing work with parents and training for professionals who support them

We are working with Campaign for Learning and Quaker Social Action to expand our training programme for professionals who support parents across the UK. The training is free and open to organisations across the UK. Each organisation will initially be allocated one training space on a first come first served basis. Further spaces to be allocated if available.


  • Weds 16thNovember
  • Wednesday 23rd  November
  • Wednesday 7th December PM
  • Thursday 12th Jan
  • Tuesday 17th January
  • Wednesday 8th February

The workshop sessions are expected to run for three to four hours with breaks in-between.


Training will take place virtual


Participants will be expected to take part in an optional short survey before and after the training. This will help MaPS to understand the effectiveness of the training.

For further information and to indicate interest, please send an email to

Southern Area FYI Issue 92

Welcome to the 92nd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy Here

In the run-up to Christmas, we are learning more about the challenges faced by families and services through the Cost of Living Crisis. We continue to encourage those organisations and services who provide support for families to add their details to the CYPSP resource on page 3 and also to use this to help signpost families to much needed support.

The need for effective partnership working and communication has never been greater, so we extend an invite to all our readership, either working or volunteering with children, young people or families, to attend one of our Locality Planning Group meetings, where we exchange information, contacts and signposting opportunities, as well as providing mutual support with a cup of tea in an informal arena. Dates of these meetings can be found on page 49.

 The next issue of ‘FYI’ will be circulated on Thursday 24th November 2022.

 Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area