The Children’s Services Committee works to enhance and coordinate services for all children in Limerick City.
The Limerick City Children’s Services Committee (CSC) works to enhance and coordinate services to children across Limerick City and to improve outcomes for all children in the city. It does this by working with a range of partner agencies and families to enhance the way that we work together and share information.
The Limerick City CSC was one of the four pilot CSCs established by the then Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in 2007. This initiative has expanded to an additional twelve CSCs across the county.
The membership of the Limerick City Children’s Services Committee consists of senior representatives from the following agencies:
- Health Service Executive (Chair)
- Limerick City Council
- An Garda Síochána
- Department of Education and Science
- City of Limerick Vocational Educational Committee
- Young Person’s Probation
- National Education Welfare Board
- Limerick Regeneration Agency
- PAUL Partnership
"How are Our Kids?" Research
The Limerick City CSC has just completed the "How are Our Kids?" Baseline Research on the Needs and Experiences of Children and Families in Limerick City, with a particular emphasis on Regeneration Areas. Download the full and summary reports below.
This research provides valuable information on the needs and experiences of children and families across Limerick City, and it will have an impact on how services are delivered to meet those needs.
It was carried by Dr. Eileen Humphreys, University of Limerick with Dr. Des McCafferty and Dr. Ann Higgins, Mary Immaculate College. The research was launched officially by Minister O’Sullivan on Monday, March 5th in Thomond Park.
Limerick Assessment of Need System (LANS)
The overall purpose of LANS is to ensure that the needs of children and young people are assessed accurately and that appropriate and integrated supports are put in place to meet those needs. The LANS System consists of three inter-related core elements: the Common Assessment Framework, the Information Sharing System and the Resource Panels.
The Common Assessment Framework is a shared assessment tool for use across all children’s services, where children/ young people have been identified as in need of additional support.
The Information Sharing System is a system for gathering and collating key information from a number of agencies: HSE Social Work, National Educational Welfare Board and An Garda Síochána.
The Resource Panels are groups of multi-agency practitioners that provide, review and monitor coordinated packages of support for children that have been assessed as having multiple needs.
Limerick City-Wide Children and Youth Forum
The children and youth fora are multi-agency groups of practitioners that work to develop and coordinate services to children and families in the city. They are working in the Northside (including Moyross and St. Munchin’s Parish, Rosbrien (including the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes), Southill, St. Mary’s and Garryowen.
The Limerick City-Wide Children and Youth Forum works with the CSC to develop the capacity of the local fora and share learning across the city.
Restorative Practice is rooted in the philosophy of Restorative Justice. It emphasises repairing the harm done to people and relationships over attributing blame and meting out punishment.
It asks people to take responsibility for their own actions and the impact that these actions have on others. Restorative Practice is being introduced into six secondary schools in Limerick City at present.
Start Right Limerick
Start Right Limerick is a project that seeks to develop better learning, health and well-being outcomes for children aged from birth to six years. It operates in the South side of Limerick (Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady Queen of Peace and Southill).
By working with families, Early Years practitioners, local services and service providers, Start Right seeks to improve the health and well-being of children, with a particular focus on learning and development.
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