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This resource will be of interest to intermediary organisations who provide implementation support to policy makers, service providers and practitioners. It outlines the skills and competencies that implementation specialists need to build the capacity of practitioners and other groups, so that they can implement policies, interventions and approaches effectively. The Implementation Specialist Practice Profile was created in 2017 by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) in the USA together with CES, and this is the first working draft of the profile.
From 2004 to 2016, The Atlantic Philanthropies, together with government and other organisations invested in 52 programmes and services aimed at improving outcomes for children across the island of Ireland. This was known as the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative.
This summary outlines learning from programmes focused on inclusion and diversity, and describes some of the features of effective programmes which are transferable to wider services dealing with children and young people. Key messages are based on findings from independent evaluations, and draw from CES’s experience of working with government and service providers to implement programmes and services. An infographic gives an overview of the programmes and the change in inclusion and diversity outcomes.
This summary is based on a longer report in this series on inclusion and diversity outcomes.