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A Brief Review of Approaches to Oral Language Development

Posted December 01, 2014

Speech and language skills are fundamental to learning, development and communication and predict educational success later in life. Based on recent literature and communication and consultation with researchers, practitioners and specialists, this report considers the best available evidence on how to organise and deliver services to achieve better language outcomes for children in areas of social disadvantage.

The review makes five key recommendations for the Area Based Childhood Programme but its findings and recommendations are relevant to speech and language services more generally.

Enhancing the Contribution of Youth Organisations to Youth Employment

Posted July 02, 2014

In 2014 the CES, together with Foroige, the National Youth Council of Ireland and Youth Work Ireland held a seminar on Enhancing the Contribution of Youth Organisations to Youth Employment. This seminar report was compiled by John Bamber and Ellen Garvey.

Ideas in Action in Youth Work - Practice

Posted May 01, 2014

Ideas in Action in Youth Work is a flexible and practical resource in which the theory underpinning youth work meets practice. The resource was designed to respond to the gap that youth workers identified between theory and practice as it is experienced in the field. This two part resource includes information about the theory of youth work, along with practical applications.

Ideas in Action in Youth Work - Theory

Posted May 01, 2014

Ideas in Action in Youth Work is a flexible and practical resource in which the theory underpinning youth work meets practice. The resource was designed to respond to the gap that youth workers identified between theory and practice as it is experienced in the field. This two part resource includes information about the theory of youth work, along with practical applications.

Capturing the Learning: Child Health and Development Outcomes Report

Posted September 01, 2013

What are the key messages for policy makers from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative about children’s health and development? This report outlines eight key messages and eight recommendations about children’s health and development. The paper outlines how greater connections between services can benefit children and their families. Programmes which support parents can also bring about better health and development outcomes for children.

Capturing the Learning: Promoting Inclusion

Posted August 17, 2013

What can we learn from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative about promoting inclusion? Children can form attitudes from an early age about people based on their ethnicity, religion, or disability. This report gathers findings from three evaluations about how programmes can promote inclusion and bring about positive changes for individual children, their families and communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Capturing the Learning: Improving Child Behaviour Outcomes

Posted February 14, 2013

What can we learn from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative about influencing child behaviour? Good social and emotional skills are important for children to do well in life. This report gathers the findings from evaluations of nine programmes funded under the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. The findings suggest that both universal and targeted services can have a positive impact on children’s behaviour.

Capturing the Learning: Children's Learning Outcomes

Posted February 13, 2013

What can we learn from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative about children’s learning? Education helps children to reach their full potential and to become economically independent. This report gathers findings from ten initiatives in Ireland and Northern Ireland aimed at improving children’s experiences of learning and their educational outcomes.

Capturing the Learning: Parenting Outcomes

Posted December 14, 2012

What can we learn from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative about how to support parents? Parents play a critical role in their child’s development, both before and after birth. Parenting programmes can help to improve children’s wellbeing. This report gathers the findings from evaluations of nine Parenting Programmes in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and identifies what works in parenting programmes.

Capturing the Learning: Organisational Learning Outcomes

Posted October 18, 2012

What have organisations involved in the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative learned about planning and designing services for children and young people? This report summarises the learning from sixteen organisations funded under the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. Preparation, strong leadership, implementation planning and staff capacity are just some of the elements that organisations highlighted.

A Systematic Map of the Research in Youth Work

Posted March 01, 2012

This report was commissioned by CES on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and produced by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre in London. The report brings together international research on the impact of youth work.

A review of the international evidence on interagency working

Posted August 01, 2011

Interagency working and information sharing between services has been highlighted nationally and internationally in recent years as important for improving services for children and young people.

In 2010, the Centre for Effective Services commissioned the Thomas Coram Research Unit of the Institute of Education London, on behalf of the Office of the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs (now the Department of Children and Youth Affairs), to complete this literature review. The primary aim was to contribute to the evidence base for developing Children's Services Committees in Ireland (now Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC)); committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services for children and young people to jointly plan and co-ordinate their services.

An introductory guide to the key terms and interagency initiatives

Posted June 01, 2010

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are a key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in Ireland. They are county-level committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people.

This report by CES contains explanations and definitions of different terms and conceptual frameworks relating to interagency initiatives that are used by Children and Young Peoples Services Committees.

Learning from experience to inform the future

Posted May 01, 2010

Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are a key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in Ireland. Four committees, that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services to children and young people, were established initially in 2007 on a pilot basis to explore the potential for interagency working.

This report by CES presents the findings from the early implementation of Children and Young Peoples Services Committees in these pilot areas and informed the development of Committees in other counties across Ireland. Twenty two Children and Young Peoples Services Committees have now been established across Ireland.