As part of the wider transformation of Health and Social Care (HSC) services in Northern Ireland, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) will close on 31 March 2022 and responsibility for its functions will transfer to the Department of Health.
From 1 April 2022, the former HSCB staff will work in the Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG) as an integral part of the Department of Health.
The vital work that the HSCB currently delivers will continue – there will be no change to key services or contacts – but the new arrangements will enhance system leadership and accountability, improve integration and make our decision making processes more streamlined.
The closure of the Board is the first step in a wider transformation which will consider how future HSC services will be planned and managed differently.
As part of this transformation, it has been decided to merge the Childcare Partnerships Website with www.familysupportni.gov.uk.
A new ‘Training and Resources’ section has been added to the FamilySupportNI site for childcare providers, please visit the link below for these resources and to apply for training.
In the coming weeks this website will be closed and all traffic will be redirected to FamilySupportNI