CLOGHER VALLEY SURESTART

Report
WHAT IS SURESTART?
The SS Programme was a Labour Government
Initiative rolled out in Northern Ireland in 2000.
It aimed to provide better more holistic services
designed around the child and the family.
There is evidence that early intervention and
support reduces family breakdown, strengthens
children’s readiness for school and benefits
society as a whole.
The SureStart model puts emphasis on preventive
action.
HIGH LEVEL OUTCOMES
SureStart uses an outcome focused approach.
There are 6 High level outcomes:
1. Being Healthy
2. Enjoying Learning and Achieving
3. Living in Safety and Stability
4. Experiencing economic and environmental well being
5. Contributing positively to community and society
6. Living in a society that respects rights
WHO FUNDS SURESTART?
In 2008 the responsibility for children’s services
including SureStart, transferred from the Department
of Health and Social Services and Public Safety to the
Department of Education.
Each SureStart Project involves a Multi-agency
Partnership of Health, Social Services, Education,
Voluntary and Community Groups working closely
together.
CLOGHER VALLEY SURESTART
CVSS is one of over 30 SS in NI. We are also one, of
the few rural based projects.
Our geographic area covers 5 Ward areas, Augher,
Clogher, Fivemiletown, Aughnacloy & Ballygawley.
We currently have 617 registered families comprising
of just over 800 children.
We have two locations, Augher and Clogher. We also
utilise venues across our ward area.
WHO WORKS AT CVSS?
We have a team of 21 staff ranging from a Manager,
Family Participation worker, Health Worker, Play
Development workers, Health Visitors/Midwife,
Speech and language Therapist/Assistant, Early Years
Staff in P2YO, Parenting Worker, NICMA Staff,
Registerd Childminders Staffing the Creche,Homestart
and Admin/Finance.
WHAT DO WE OFFER
We are funded to work with children and their
families from Ante-Natal stage until the child
starts P1/4 yrs of age.
We offer a wide variety of programmes
ensuring we give every child the best possible
start in life.
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Ante-Natal Programmes e.g. Parent Craft, Ante-natal homevisit,
Ante-natal Pilates.
Baby Stage e.g. Post Natal Pilates, Baby Massage,
baby Yoga, Baby Programme, Baby Café, Breast Feeding Support
6 Months to 4 Yrs e.g. Physical Activity Programmes,
Speech and Language Programmes, Play Development, Parenting
Programmes, Input into Local Baby and Toddler groups in the CVSS
Area.
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
General Services:
Programme For Two Year Olds –Two’s Company
Health and Safety Workshops/Dietary Advice
Home Visits on a range of topics
Citizens Advice Outreach on a monthly basis.
Speech and Language Workshops- Ditch the Dummy, Tips for Talking
Support to Registered Child Minders –Toddle Inn
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Little Treasures Child Minding Initiative
Homestart Volunteers
Stay and Plays /Summer Activities/Toy Library mobile Van
Training and Education, Signposting and Support
Creche –Operates 4 mornings per week so Parents can access training or
programmes
Parents Group – Parent representatives that can feed into the
development of CVSS
Saturday Club –for working Parents
WHERE TO CONTACT US?
Our Main office Address is:
74 Main Street
Augher
Co.Tyrone
BT77 0BG
Tel:02885549898
Email: [email protected]

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