Rosemary Murray 29th June 2006
Disabled Children & Young
Peoples Participation Project
Childrens Services Planning.) The research highlighted the lack of meaningful involvement of children and young people in education, social and health services planning.
The Project is managed and operated by Barnardos in partnership with Southern Area Childrens Services Planning and is funded through Wraparound. Barnardos helps over 8,000 of the most vulnerable children and young people in Northern Ireland have a better start in life and the chance of a better future. Their purpose is to help the most vulnerable children and young people transform their lives and fulfil their potential. Wraparound is a project that was established in 2000 by the Southern Health and Services Board The projects piloted through Wraparound sought to establish models of good practice in the following:
ways of involving Disabled Children & Young People and their families/carers in Childrens Services Planning
an early intervention project for children with autism
a play advisory project and
ways of bringing services to families.
The first stage of the DCYPPP was piloted to;
Identify methods of involving children and young people with varying communication need to participate in Children’s Services Planning.