Community & Social Inclusion
- Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
- Comhairle na nÓg
- Public Participation Network (PPN) – www.kerryppn.ie
- Municipal Districts (South & West and Listowel)
Comhairle na nÓg
Kerry Comhairle na nÓg is one of 31 youth councils in the country, which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies and supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
In light of the fact that Comhairle na nÓg is for young people under the age of 18 and who therefore have no other voting mechanism to have their voice heard, Comhairle na nÓg is designed to enable young people to have a voice on the services, policies and issues that affect them in their local area.
Kerry Comhairle na nÓg is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council and the work programme is managed by the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service. It is a youth-led initiative that has around 60 members spread throughout the county. In recent years the Comhairle have organised initiatives highlighting issues affecting young people including mental health, sexual health, plus drug and alcohol awareness. They have also been involved in many consultative processes on issues or for projects within the county which effect young people, such as the 1916 Commemorations.
The Community Department