CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, resources and policy

The CES Knowledge Exchange brings together some resources and information from the external environment which are relevant to CES’s work with public services in the following general areas: children and families, youth, health and mental health, education, youth justice, service implementation and public service reform.

In the news

  • A new study finds that children living in the poorest areas of the UK are more likely to go into care
  • Data and statistics on the numbers of fathers taking paternity leave since it was introduced.
  • Coverage of a new report in Northern Ireland on the work needed to develop an integrated schools sector.

In resources and blogs

  • A series of podcasts from the BBC, which brings together examples of successful polices from around the world, and the stories behind their implementation.
  • Videos from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference recently organised by the Education Policy Institute (UK)
  • An interactive report which includes videos, podcasts and factsheets on co-production, from a recent conference in Northern Ireland.

Publications and research

  • Publications that will be of interest to the EPPI team include a special issue of the Research, Policy and Planning Journal, focused on child neglect, and a report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on child friendly justice.
  • A new report published by the Irish Association of Social Workers on foster care.
  • A report including evidence based guidelines on healthy eating patterns for infants and toddlers up to two years of age.
  • A study published by the Lancet on the impact of deprivation on children’s development.

In policy

  • The issue of data of rape and sexual abuse survivors was raised as a topical issue for discussion in Dáil Eireann this week
  • A PQ on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • A transcript from a recent Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, featuring contributions from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.