In this Ezine, download our new brochure, one of three documents this year that we’ll publish to mark ten years of CES.
You’ll also find resources relevant to policy and practice. They include videos about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what they mean for practitioners. You can listen to a podcast about the Certificate in Implementation Science run at Trinity College Dublin, and hear from a former student.
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This year marks ten years of CES. Over the past eighteen months, CES has been engaging with people that we have worked with in departments, agencies and services in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We engaged a research team from Ulster University to review our work over the past ten years and to explore how CES adds value to the work of public services.
Three documents will reflect our development as an organisation to date and our plans for the coming years. They are: the Ten Year Review of CES, CES Strategy 2018-2021, and a short brochure which summarises who we are and what we do.
All three documents will be published in the coming months. The first of these, our new brochure, is now available.
In this week's Knowledge Exchange, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on brain, body and behaviours, why plain language summaries are so important, and an evidence mega map on child wellbeing.
In this week's Knowledge Exchange, statistics on children attending early years services in Ireland, a video series for building evidence of effective programmes and implementation of changing policing in Ireland.
We are now offering an opportunity for an experienced administrator to join our team as Executive PA / Project Support. The post holder will have experience in a similar role and will be accustomed to working in a very busy professional office environment.
The Childrens Research Network summer school has returned for a second year. This series of workshops is designed for researchers and practitioners, such as early years educators, social workers, youth workers, teachers, research consultants and early career academics.
Applications are open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Implementation Science in Trinity College Dublin. CES has been involved in designing and delivering the course for the past three years. The course is designed for practitioners in different settings, including health, education and social care, to support them to implement services, policies and programmes.
The Area-Based Childhood programme (ABC programme) is an area-based prevention and early intervention initiative targeting investment in evidence informed interventions to improve outcomes for children and families in Ireland. The programme is delivered in thirteen different areas of disadvantage around the country and was funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and the Atlantic Philanthropies between 2013 and 2017.
In April 2018, CES concluded work on the Impact of Alcohol Programme, a five year programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland. Thirty one projects were funded under the Programme and targeted different individuals and groups affected by alcohol related harm. These included children, older people, pregnant women and individuals with mental health issues.
A panel discussion about practitioners work supporting families dealing with Adverse Childhood Experiences
CES is supporting the work of 36 projects funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Out, Supporting Families Programme in Northern Ireland. The programme funds projects which work with vulnerable families with a range of needs, such as newcomer families and those with intellectual or physical disabilities.
In this weeks Knowledge Exchange, The Northern Ireland Executive Office has published an Outcomes Delivery Plan, learning from public service reform in Canada, and an OECD toolkit for inclusive growth.
The Knowledge Exchange brings together some resources and information from the external environment which are relevant to our work with public services in the following areas: children and families, youth, health and mental health, education, youth justice, service implementation and public service reform.
CES is getting ready for new data protection regulations.
We want to continue to keep you up to date with our work and the new resources that we produce. If you would like to continue to be on our mailing list, you can sign up here. You can choose to receive our quarterly ezine and occasional CES updates, or our Weekly Knowledge Exchange.
If you would like to know more about our work, watch this short video about what we did in 2017.
Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in Strathclyde University. He blogs regularly about the role of evidence in public policy. We spoke to Paul about evidence informed policy, what we mean by it and what are some of the challenges of getting evidence into policy?
How do we create collaborative compassionate, inclusive leadership in public services?
This is the focus of the third issue of the CES Leaders Digest – a blog series where we learn together, from research and real-world experience, about effective leadership and its role in public services.
This entry features videos of Michael West, Senior Fellow with the King’s Fund (UK) and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. Last year, Michael spoke to senior leaders in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, as part of the ‘Leading into the Future Programme’, supported by our work on the Goal Programme.
In early February, the Health Foundation in the UK held an event to illustrate different forms of evidence and how they can inform policy in public health. X Factor for Evidence for the Publics Health was the title of this event, which featured short contributions followed by a lively discussion on the topic. A recording of the event and accompanying materials are now available.
We are inviting tenders to conduct a process evaluation of the Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative (EPPI). EPPI has two core strands of work (1) the development of an online Toolkit for social work practitioners in Tusla and (2) the implementation of a professional learning and development programme for social workers in Tusla.