Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership

The CYPSP is a multiagency strategic partnership, consisting of senior leaders of all key agencies across statutory, voluntary and community sectors who have responsibility for improving outcomes for all children and young people in NI.

The CYPSP has been developed and supported by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) to support the Children’s Services Planning process.

Statutory Basis for Children’s Services Planning


The Children (1995 Order) (Amendment) (Children’s Services Planning) Order 1998

  • Requires every Health and Social Services Board to prepare and publish plans for the provision of children’s services within its area and to keep those plans under review. In preparing or updating its plans, a Health and Social Services Board is required to consult Health and Social Services trusts, education and library boards, district councils, certain voluntary organisations, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the police and other relevant bodies. The Department of Health and Social Services may require a Health and Social Services Board’s plan to be submitted to it at any time.





8 November 2021 Workshop – No Papers

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