The group was originally established in 2005 to ensure the third sector had representation in the newly formed Children’s Trust Board. Now the CCYPVSRG elects and provides third sector representation into all the strategy boards and working groups across Cumbria to ensure the voice of the sector and the needs of the children, young people and families are included in service planning and commissioning.
We meet bi-monthly on the first Tuesday in Penrith Methodist Church. We bring together key speakers from the statutory and third sector to share information on new services and potential opportunities for joint working and to provide information for the wider third sector so as to inform planning and provision here in Cumbria. The group is ably supported by Christine White who provides us with administrative support.
The group is funded and overseen by Cumbria Youth Alliance and is jointly chaired by Pam Hutton of the East Cumbria Family Support Centre and Cath Clarke from Cumbria Youth Alliance. Pam and Cath represent the group at the Children’s Trust Board and the Third Sector Executive for Cumbria.
To find out more about the CCYPVSRG visit their website on www.ccypvsrg.org.uk