Portsmouth Children and Young People's Alliance

As a sub-group of Portsmouth Voluntary & Community Network (PVCN), the aim of the Portsmouth Children and Young People’s Alliance (PCYPA) is to provide clear and effective representation for the voluntary and community sector in Portsmouth by influencing, informing and sharing information about issues affecting children and young people and their families.

The Portsmouth Children and Young People’s Alliance works to:

  • Be children and young people focussed and promote positive inclusion and outcomes for them in all aspects of policy, planning and services that affect their lives
  • Support links between voluntary and community organisations and provide networking opportunities to encourage partnership working and sharing of resources and expertise
  • Represent the interests and issues of concern to the voluntary and community sector in strategic and multi-agency partnerships
  • Link in with representative structures for children and young people
  • Disseminate information both back to the organisations and communities being represented and out to partner organisations, and ensure good practice is shared
  • Provide input to joint commissioning and procurement, strategic planning and development of services
  • Link with other relevant bodies at local, regional or national level
  • Promote equality of opportunity and celebrate diversity within our city, aiming to achieve cohesive communities where everyone feels they belong
  • Advocate full voluntary and community sector involvement and influence the strategy plans affecting children and young people in Portsmouth

Current Representatives:

Children’s Trust Board
Richard Souter (Enable Ability)
Charlie Adie (Motiv8)
Caroline Hopper (Barnados)

Portsmouth Children Safeguarding Board
Louise Boyle (Home-Start Portsmouth)
Jon McCabe (Motiv8)

MAT Delivery Board
Louise Boyle (Home-Start Portsmouth)
Caroline Hopper (Barnados)

Looked After Children Corporate Parenting Board Priority 4
Karen Drayton (Connors Toy Library)

Post 16 Forum
Charlie Adie (Motiv8)
Clare Ansell (Maternity leave) (Motiv8)

Specialist Groups
Richard Soutar (Enable Ability) – Co Chair of CYPA
Kim Hosier (Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling)

For more information please contact Sue or call 023 9282 2795.