Children & Young People Network

The Children and Young People Network (Derby) CIC provides the opportunity for anyone involved in Children's Services in Derby, to share information with the aim of improving the lives of children, young people and families.


Statement from Pam Hallam, CYPN Chair:

As you are aware, due to lack of funds the Children and Young People Network (Derby) C.I.C (CYPN) will be closing on 31 March 2018. In order to ensure the Children's Voluntary and Community Sector remains on the agenda Pam Hallam, Chair CYPN, has been asked to join Community Action (CA) Board and as such is a co-opted member and will be nominated for full membership at their Annual General Meeting on 11 October 2017. This is to facilitate a smooth merger of CYPN with CA.

CYPN comes to the end of its 2 year funding from Tudor Trust at the end of this month but still had plans to complete further work. In view of the arrangements from 1 April 2018 a bid for that further work was sent from CA to Tudor Trust. This was successful so CA will continue with CYPN "Evidence It".

The final CYPN AGM took place last week and those members present endorsed the agreement for CYPN to merge with CA as of 1 April 2018.

Should you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact

Kim Harper or Lisa Witham



What we are about

The Children and Young People Network (Derby) CIC has been supporting groups in Derby for over 18 years and is made up of over 55 groups and organisations, who support children and young people in some way.

We facilitate opportunities for those involved in Children's Services, to share information with the aim of improving the lives of children, young people and families. We also offer: free training and support, access to the CYPN Social Impact and Social Value Toolkit with 1-1 support and staff training, a website, improved visibility with the statutory agencies, links to and information from strategic boards in Derby and increased opportunities for partnerships.

We host ad-hoc meetings, training events and networking opportunities throughout the year, as and when needed by our members. If you have any questions or feel a meeting is required please call us on 01332 227710 or email the team.

Here is our Annual Report for 2017: