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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.

CES Weekly Knowledge Exchange - News, tools and resources

In this week's Knowledge Exchange, infographics and frequently asked questions about Adverse Childhood Experiences, an animation and toolkit about child mental health, and an implementation guide and toolkit for national clinical guidelines.

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.

Click here to get it straight to your inbox every Friday.

New Implementation Guide and Toolkit for National Clinical Guidelines

CES has been working with the Department of Health over the past year to support the implementation of National Clinical Guidelines, overseen by National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC). Clinical guidelines are developed to improve the health and safety of patients. While guidelines are informed by the best available evidence and strong quality criteria, it can be challenging to implement them.

Different research studies have looked at what prevents guidelines from being put into practice, and identify a range of approaches which can support their implementation. Tools, training and resources can help. Involving clinical staff in planning implementation is critical.

We developed and delivered a series of workshops and training sessions for clinical and senior staff, to support them with implementation. We produced an Implementation Guide and Toolkit for the NCEC, which was launched at University College Cork in September. The Guide contains a range of tools, which were adapted to meet the needs of staff involved in developing and implementing guidelines and the context in which they work.

The launch coincided with a Masterclass featuring presentations about different aspects of implementation science and how it can support patient safety. Speakers included Professor Carl May and Professor Josephine Hegarty. CES will continue to work with the Department of Health to support implementation of the guidelines.

"This is a very practical and useful resource.  Implementation focuses on operationalising a plan – it is about 'how' something will be carried out, as well as 'what' will be carried out" 

Professor Karen Ryan, Chair of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee

To read the Guide click here or or download it below.

CES Weekly Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, resources and policy

In this week's Knowledge Exchange, what evidence says about grouping pupils by attainment, the effect of the internet on healthcare demands, and the effectiveness of systematic review summaries on policymakers' decision making. 

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.

Click here to get it straight to your inbox every Friday.

Growing up in the digital environment - 2018 annual conference of the Children’s Research Network

The annual conference of the Children’s Research Network on the theme ‘Growing up in the digital environment’ will take place in Dublin on Thursday the 6th of December 2018. Children and young adults today are distinct from their predecessors as they are the first generation to grow up ‘entirely digital’, where their daily environment is continuously shaped by technology. Growing up in the digital age provides a diverse range of opportunities and risks for children and young people across many areas of their lives, and is an emergent area for policy making, practice and research with children and young adults. The conference will be a mix of practical workshops and traditional presentations.

The Children's Research Network now invites abstract submissions from all sectors (i.e. academia, statutory, community, voluntary) in Ireland and Northern Ireland, for oral and/or poster presentation or one-hour workshop. The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 14th of September 2018. More information, including a full list of subthemes, is available here.

CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources

In this week's Knowledge Exchange, a community engagement tool for suicide prevention, a podcast about the risks, rights and role of the state in early intervention, and what works in public service leadership. 

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.

Click here to get it straight to your inbox every Friday.

Blog: Joining the Forces of Implementation

In our latest blog, we give our account of the highlights of the Nordic Implementation Conference 2018 in Copenhagen, along with some useful websites and resources. 

CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


In this weeks Knowledge Exchange, tools to support evaluation and self evaluation, how to design a great learning event, and a resource to support trauma informed practice for children in care.

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.

Click here to get it straight to your inbox every Friday.

Read our latest Ezine - June 2018


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.

Not on our maling list? Click here to sign up for our quarterly Ezine and other CES resources.

We are recruiting - Executive PA/ Project Support


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.

Implementation Resources Online

CES develops tools and resources to support implementation. We also gather resources produced by others in Ireland and internationally, and include links in the resource library on our website.

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Childrens Research Network Summer School

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. 

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Get a qualification in implementation

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.

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National Evaluation of the Area Based Childhood Programme

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.

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Impact of Alcohol Conference Report - What next?

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.  

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Supporting families to deal with Adverse Childhood Experiences

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.  

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CES Weekly Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, resources and policy

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.

Want to sign up for it? Click here

CES is getting ready for new data protection regulations


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.

We have recently updated our privacy policy, which explains what data we collect through our website and communications. You can read it here.
If you would like to know more about our work, watch this short video about what we did in 2017.