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 will be: coming soon
- Report on the Effectiveness of Social Services
- Child Friendly Cities
- Network review
Do you have an agenda item or suggestions for future meetings; format, subject, speakers or venues?
Would you like to host future network meetings?
Please email [email protected] or call him on 07973 725 502.
We send regular newsletters to network members. If you have information, events or news to share with the network, please email [email protected]
News and other info
- When a young person texts 07520 615 718 they will connect to a School Nurse where they can obtain confidential advice, information and support. The service is active Monday to Friday and out of hours there will be a bounce-back messaging system offering a range of contact details for other organisations. Cardiff and Vale UHB are the first in Wales to offer the service which is widely used across England. Chat Health is an additional service to the weekly School Nurse Drop-ins, which are currently being reviewed to ensure that staff are fully equipped to support emotional and mental health issues.
- “Keeping people well”: Moving More, Eating Well – Creating a Healthy Weight Framework for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan: Together we have already made really good progress across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, in keeping people healthy and well, through our wellbeing plans, our Area Plans and our organisational plans, but we have much more to do if we want to be the best in Wales, the UK and to be an exemplar of good practice internationally. One of our challenges is how we can encourage and support people to achieve a healthy weight, creating healthy opportunities and environments around food and physical activity. It is a key part of well-being, right from pre-birth, through to teenage years, adulthood and older age. Unhealthy weight is becoming the norm. We want to set the challenge of how we can collectively do all that we can to create change across our organisations and teams in delivering action on healthy weight.
Come and help us to get that right, be part of our conversation to get our joint actions for the next 4-5 years!
- Please see other C3SC’s latest news.
Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee
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.
Teaching Resources and Online Activities
The Cardiff Commitment developed a resources page back in April 2020 and has continued to update with industry related teaching resources, videos and activities to support schools and teachers. If you have any resources, activities, videos, or anything relevant teachers can access you would like us to promote via our Teaching Resources page and Schools monthly newsletter, ideally accessible online (we can’t upload documents), then please email Vicky at: [email protected], stating which key stage the resource is designed for. However if the resources are only accessible via document and not online, please send these through also. If you have previously supported our virtual ‘Open Your Eyes Week’ and have resources linked to your session, please also send these through.
What’s Next Platform
The What’s next? (cardiff.gov.uk) platform is a centralised location for post-16 young people to access opportunities in Cardiff. If you have any pre-employment resources (interview technique videos, e-learning modules, hints and tips documents etc) then please Vicky from the Cardiff Commitment team at: [email protected]
To find out more:
Email Thomas Crockett at [email protected] or call him on 07973 725 502 if you’d like to find out more about joining the network.