On the 3rd of February we invited our community partners to come together to explore opportunities to share a common understanding of our programme and a common language in our practice and to work more closely together. Over 70 practitioners attended across 30 disciplines and organisations were in attendance.

Together the participants explored the strategies that make up the Young Knocknaheeny Implementation Framework;

  • Infant Health and Well-being
  • Early Years Care and Education
  • Pro-Social Behaviour and Self-Regulation
  • Speech, Language and Literacy Development
  • Research and Evaluation.

Participants also considered how these strategies contributed to the overall health and wellbeing of the baby, their relationship with their primary caregiver/s, the broader family and community systems, and the wider environments of the Young Knocknaheeny catchment and surrounding areas.

Finally, we heard from participants about their views on community participation and how system engagement at large can support and embed the Young Knocknaheeny strategic framework and vision.

Thank you Cork City Libraries for hosting us and The Canteen for providing delicious catering!

A report on the consultation will be available on this website shortly.