What’s New Online
Our pick of some online resources for policy makers, practitioners, service providers and commissioners.
A Northern Ireland perspective on Co-production (Community Development and Health Network) (Resources – Northern Ireland)
What is co-production and how does it complement other practice, such as community development? What has Northern Ireland learned about effective co-production approaches? These were some of the issues explored in a recent conference organised by the Community Development and Health Network in Belfast. Presentations from the event, along with case studies, podcasts, videos and some useful guidance for co-production are available from the following link.
Realising Ambition (Report - UK)
Realising Ambition is a UK-wide Big Lottery Fund programme which replicates 25 services aimed at preventing children and young people from entering the criminal justice system. The programme aims to improve the evidence base of what works, to promote learning and to support commissioners. A number of publications have been produced, the most recent report is called ‘Commissioning Possible – Meeting the challenges of evidence-based commissioning.’
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Awards 2016 (Data Visualisation - Ireland)
QQI Infographics provide a visual representation of awards data that allow you to search by year, gender, age-band, county, field of learning, award-type, and award level. The data set includes QQI awards from 2006 right up to the current year. This includes both further education and higher education and training awards.
IRISS On...Risk (Summary - Scotland)
This new short report published by IRISS in Scotland considers the complex topic of risk in social services. The report proposes that risk is an unavoidable feature when providers and service users make decisions together. The development of a risk aversion culture often emerges from a fear of failure within services and organisations. This report outlines some of the reasons why organisations should put mechanisms in place to support decision making and engaging with risk.