CCYPFN: Cardiff Children, Young People & Families Network: Cardiff Third Sector Council

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.


Free membership

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.

CCYPFN network terms of reference


Network events

The next network meeting will be: coming soonOasis Cardiff

Agenda Items;

  • Report on the Effectiveness of Social Services
  • Child Friendly Cities
  • Network review

Notes from previous meetings

Taking notesAgenda

Do you have an agenda item or suggestions for future meetings; format, subject, speakers or venues?

Would you like to host future network meetings?

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We send regular newsletters to network members.  If you have information, events or news to share with the network, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Previous newsletters


News and other info

  • When a young person texts 07520 615 718they 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.

  • Youth Work in Wales: A revised version of ‘Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes’ has been produced. It has been co-authored and sponsored by Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services, the Wales Principle Youth Officers Group and the Education Workforce Council.
  • Cardiff and Vale Regional Safeguarding Boards: Winter Newsletter is now available on the website
  • "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!

  • Cardiff Workshop Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 1pm for the Cardiff workshop. The venue for this workshop is Star Hub, Muirton Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2SJ.   To reserve your place, please contact Deborah Page on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02921 832125.
  • Holiday Playscheme Pilot for Children with Additional Needs
    Cardiff Council are calling for expressions of interest from organisations interested in piloting a Playscheme in February half term (25 February to 1 March 2019). The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. For more information please click here.
  • Invitation - Cardiff Education Convention 2018

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Time: 16:00 - 19:30
Place:  Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground

Hosted by the Education development Board, this event aims to capture a wide range of perspectives on the key challenge of shaping a new curriculum for Wales. 

The event starts with networking, workshops from 16:45 and a plenary from 18:15 which will include a key note speech (Speakers tbc)

To book a place and to indicate you would like to attend the workshops, please click on the following link: Book a place by 22 September 2018. 

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.

You can submit your question direct to Cardiff Council or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates of next Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee meetings


Useful links




To find out more:

Email Hannah Morris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call her on (029) 2048 5722 if you'd like to find out more about joining the network.