The Cardiff Children, Young People and Families Network (CCYPFN) is a network of nearly 400 members of third sector organisations and community groups who work to benefit and improve the well-being of children, young people, their families and carers in Cardiff.
The network co-ordinates and maintains communication channels between the third and statutory sectors, supporting third sector representatives to various strategic groups across Cardiff.
The CCYPFN provides members with the opportunity to:
• find out more about the work of other third sector organisations in Cardiff;
• share information and best practice, and exchange ideas with colleagues both within and across sectors;
• be part of a collective voice for the third sector in Cardiff;
• campaign for better services and influence local, national and regional policy and strategies;
• raise issues and identify gaps in service delivery.
Membership is free and opened to members of C3SC working with children, young people (aged 0-25), their families and carers in Cardiff. This can include national or regional third sector organisations’ local projects or offices if they are based in Cardiff.
The next network meeting for 2017/18 will be:
- Wednesday 28th March 2018, 10am to 12pm
Conference Room, C3SC, Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH
Booking: Members of the network wishing to attend, please email [email protected] (Subject: CCYPFN) or phone 02920 485722.
Cardiff Council Scrutiny
Do you have a question for Cardiff Council?
City of Cardiff Council scrutiny seeks to ensure the voice and concerns of the public influence policy and service improvements. You can submit your question direct to Cardiff Council or by emailing C3SC’s Operations Manager Mary Duckett at [email protected]
Date of next Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee meeting: to be announced.
News and other info
- Read C3SC’s response to the review into the role of the Children’s Commissioner, Wales.
- Keep up to date with WCVA’s Criminal Records Unit’s DBS updates, safeguarding training and more on the WCVA website.
- Engage4Life is incredibly proud to be bringing National Citizen Service to Wales this year, in partnership with the Cabinet Office and Welsh Government. The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity which has transformed the young people who have taken part. It develops them as people, teaches them a wide range of new skills and allows them to make a positive difference in their communities by planning and implementing a social action project.
- Research – Children’s participation at SEN Tribunals in Northern Ireland and Wales.
- Launch of All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training Pack.
- Download the Welsh Government’s Family Support Bulletin.
- Read about the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
- Child and Family Poverty in Wales: A snapshot of key issues raised by families – Children in Wales report on family poverty.
- Families First Welfare Benefits Advice – Disabled Young People aged 16-25.
- As part of a local campaign, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale and Vibe Experience have produced an information booklet on positive ways to tackle ageism.
- Charities call to end ‘market’ in children’s services – read this article on the Children and Young People Now website.
- Promo Cymru’s application for the Informed Families Project had been successful.
- Your Assembly – Your Say, Your Way: Presiding Officer unveils National Assembly Charter for youth engagement.
- Support Play Wales: read a message from Play Wales following the recent announcements of Welsh Government funding.
- Media Academy Cardiff is running an accredited eight-week programme for 16- to 25-year-olds living in Llanedeyrn, Llanrumney, Pentwyn, Rumney, St Mellons and Trowbridge to learn photography and video making techniques.
- Could you partner with ‘Stop It Now! Wales’?
- The Campaign to End Child Poverty has published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK. The figures are broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority and ward. You can download the child poverty map on the End Child Poverty website (PDF).
- Pop Up, Pop In and Play project for disabled children and young people.
- ‘Innovative’ new child abuse review programme takes effect.
- Find out about the Service Misuse Service for 18s and under in Cardiff and the Vale.
- New plan to improve opportunities for children announced by Welsh Government.
- Bursary funding available to all young people’s groups in Cardiff.
- Volunteers needed for The Moving Forward project.
- Easier way to apply for free school meals – Cardiff Council explains.
- Volunteers needed for hospital Meet and Greet Service.
- Disclosure & Barring Service – a duty to refer, and new developments in DBS checks.
- DBS checks: update service and single issue cert announcement.
- Towards children’s well-being in Europe: Explainer on child poverty in the EU.
- ‘It’s Your Choice’ is an apprenticeships e-booklet is an apprenticeships e-booklet – a bi-lingual digital resource, featuring case studies of young Welsh women who have successfully undertaken apprenticeships in non-traditional areas. The booklet is designed to specifically appeal to young women (primarily aged 13-16) at a time when they are beginning to think about the options open to them.
- Have you heard of Cardiff YMCA’s Young Carers Project?
- FREE for a limited time – How to involve children and young people in commissioning ‘How to’ guide.
- On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
- Re-Create Cardiff and Vale Play Services Association is running FREE ‘Scrap, Stop and Play’ sessions on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Re-Create, Ely Bridge Industrial Estate and on Fridays at North Ely Youth and Community Centre at the same time. The sessions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
- Changes to how referrals need to be made for Cardiff Children’s Services
- Children’s Commissioner for Wales publishes Child Poverty Strategy 2012 onwards (PDF)
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has released his child poverty strategy, outlining a child-centred approach to tackling poverty and deprivation.
- New Play Wales website
Play Wales has a new website which has new and updated content such as play sufficiency and a section for schools.
- Third Sector is plugged into the heart of Department for Education and Skills priorities
A programme to help get young people into the workforce, sustainable development and European Structural Funds post 2014 were all on the agenda at the recent ministerial meeting with Education Minister Leighton Andrews AM.
- Social Services (Wales) Bill Consultation
Following our consultation event earlier in May, the CCYPFN has submitted a consultation response to the Social Services (Wales) Bill consultation.
- Welsh Ministerial Statement – March 2012
The Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services has written a ministerial statement on the expansion of the IFSS.
- ASH Wales Plain Packs campaign
ASH Wales, the public health charity tackling tobacco use in Wales, is campaigning for a ‘plain packaging’ law to make cigarettes less appealing to young people.
- Report shows improvements in social care
The annual Chief Inspector’s report for the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales has found that improvements were made to services during 2010-11, but more work is needed to deliver consistently good services.
- Council of Europe Strategy for the rights of the child
The Committee of Ministers has adopted the new Council of Europe Strategy for the rights of the child for 2012-2015.
The CCYPFN has a wide variety of resources available for members to tap into. Here are some useful links you might like to look at.
To find out more:
Email Natasha Applasamy or call her on (029) 2048 5722 if you’d like to find out more about joining the network.