Children and Young People’s Strategy Initial 3-year Delivery Plan 2021 – 2024 Consultation

Closes 11 Mar 2022

Opened 13 Jan 2022

Overview

The Children’s Services Co-operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 requires the Executive to adopt a Children and Young People’s Strategy (CYPS). The strategy must set out the outcomes the Executive intends to achieve, what actions will be taken by departments (among others) to achieve the outcome and how it will be determined whether, and to what extent, the outcomes have been achieved. 

The Executive approved the Children and Young People’s Strategy (CYPS) on 10 December 2020 and this was published in January 2021. It sets out how the well-being of children and young people would be improved via the following eight outcomes:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Enjoyment of play and leisure
  • Learning and achievement
  • Living in safety and with stability
  • Economic and environmental well-being
  • Making a positive contribution to society
  • Living in a society which respects their rights
  • Living in a society in which equality of opportunity and good relations are promoted

The Executive also committed that these outcomes would be underpinned by, ‘Delivery Plans’, containing the actions being taken to deliver the outcomes.  The CYPS Delivery Plan 2021 – 2024 (the ‘Delivery Plan’), has been created in partnership with all NICS departments to set out the actions being taken to achieve the eight CYPS outcomes to improve children and young people’s well-being in Northern Ireland.

The actions outlined in the Delivery Plan may be subject to change depending on new or emerging priorities, the affordability of the actions and depending on the resources which will be available during the 2022 - 2025 budget period. Such decisions will be for respective Ministers and where appropriate the Northern Ireland Executive.

It is advisable to read the accompanying consultation documents prior to completing the Online Survey. In particular the word version of the Delivery Plan and the accompanying guidance. 

We have also included an Excel based version of the Delivery Plan which includes the actions in the Delivery Plan (word version). This provides a dataset which links each Delivery Plan action to the eight outcomes and twenty-one areas of greatest focus which are included in the CYPS. This contains almost 1300 seperate lines of information. We are planning to hold two short demonstrations of the functionality of this Excel version and details of these planned demonstrations are included under the heading Events

For information and reference we have also included links to the actual Children and Young People's Strategy Document and its accompanying easy read version.  

Links to the documents are located further down this page under the Related heading.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to gather views and stakeholder feedback on the Delivery Plan. We are inviting you to share your views on its content and format, to ensure we are taking a correct/positive approach towards achieving a better life for children and young people in Northern Ireland.  

Give us your views

Events

  • CYPS Delivery Plan Excel Event - Friday 21 January 2022

    From 21 Jan 2022 at 10:30 to 21 Jan 2022 at 11:00

    A short demonstration on using the Children & Young People’s Strategy Delivery Plan 2021 – 2024 – Excel Solution will be held via Microsoft Teams on this date. Attendance at this event is not necessary to be able to complete consultation questionnaire, these sessions are for anyone who would like to understand the functionality available in the more detailed Excel version of the Delivery Plan. If you need further information to decide on attendance please contact the team via our email address at cyps.consultation@education-ni.gov.uk

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzIxOTE0ODctYzUxYi00MjM5LTg5YzYtZDVjMGNkODkxOGVl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e7a13aea-9437-4db7-a22b-cfaa4ce33b6e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2236d42a25-3699-457c-8810-fd8ac3ef2fd1%22%7d

  • CYPS Delivery Plan Excel Event - Friday 4 February 2022

    From 4 Feb 2022 at 10:30 to 4 Feb 2022 at 11:00

    A short demonstration on using the Children & Young People’s Strategy Delivery Plan 2021 – 2024 – Excel Solution will be held via Microsoft Teams on this date. Attendance at this event is not necessary to be able to complete consultation questionnaire, these sessions are for anyone who would like to understand the functionality available in the more detailed Excel version of the Delivery Plan. If you need further information to decide on attendance please contact the team via our email address at cyps.consultation@education-ni.gov.uk

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzZiNjllNmUtMjVkMC00MjFlLThlY2YtY2Q3YjcyY2U4NGJl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e7a13aea-9437-4db7-a22b-cfaa4ce33b6e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2236d42a25-3699-457c-8810-fd8ac3ef2fd1%22%7d

Audiences

  • All stakeholders

Interests

  • Primary Education