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Welcome to the summer 2012 edition of the Newsletter from the Centre for Effective Services. Articles in this issue include a look at the new The and Family Support Agency, new resources for the implementation of practice and policy, an interview with Prof. Paul Connolly, founding Director of the Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast, and an article on research and educational practice by Anne Looney, CEO of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
Welcome to the Winter 2011 edition of the Newsletter from the Centre for Effective Services. Just some of the articles in this issue include a look at the Global Implementation Initiative, an interview with Marj Stewart who is involved in the implementation of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), Scotland’s national practice and policy approach to interagency work and meeting children’s needs, and a review of research on a conceptual framework for involving families in family support services, as well as introducing CES's new training resource and our new Graduate Interns.
Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of the CES Newsletter. This season's issue has a particular focus on implementation and mainstreaming evidence-based initiatives. It also provides highlights and latest news from CES projects.
Welcome to the Winter 2010 edition of the Newsletter from the Centre for Effective Services. Since our last Newsletter, CES has been joined by five new team members, including senior fellows in Practice Development, and in Research and Evidence, both of whom are based in our Belfast offices.
Welcome to the first ‘new look’ newsletter of the Centre for Effective Services. With the move to our new homes in Harcourt Street in Dublin and Chichester Street in Belfast,the completion of work to build a visual identity for the organisation (see back page) and the recent arrival of the latest addition to our senior team, Claire Mac Evilly, (Principal Fellow, Knowledge and Communications), the last building blocks of our set-up phase are falling into place.
Following the decision of the Irish Government and Atlantic Philanthropies to co-finance the Centre for Effective Services, the Chairman and Board are delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Ghate as Director of the Centre.
Mr Dan Flinter, Chairman of the Board said, “We are delighted that Deborah has accepted our invitation to become the first Director of the Centre. She will bring her deep experience as an applied researcher as well as her proven skills as a manager and leader to the position”.
The next immediate tasks will be the recruitment of the first cohort of staff; engagement with potential clients, and the development of an active dialogue with stakeholders.
Following the decision of the Irish Government and Atlantic Philanthropies to co-finance the proposed Centre for Effective Services, the emphasis in recent weeks has been on taking steps to create the organisation. This, our first Newletter, outlines recent developments and planned actions.