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Have you read our latest Ezine?

Our quarterly Ezine includes updates on work we have been doing with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, and the HSE. New resources that are featured in this issue include the fifth summary in our ‘On the Right Track’ series on the topic of Inclusion and Diversity, and a podcast about the kinds of organisational cultures that contribute to high performing organisations.  

CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


The CES 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.

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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 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.

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New Global Implementation Specialist Practice Profile


CES has been working together with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) to identify the skills and competencies needed by intermediary organisations providing implementation support. The Global Implementation Practice Profile outlines the skills and competencies required to build the capacity of people and organisations so that they can implement new policies, interventions and approaches effectively. 

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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


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 news

  • Read coverage of the new Cancer Strategy launched earlier this week
  • Articles on new research published on the impact of alcohol consumption, and women’s nutrition during pregnancy.
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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, resources and policy


In news

  • Coverage of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency child protection policy. There is also coverage on a growing demand for services for victims of domestic violence.
  • Articles on service implementation look at an initiative in the school system in Ireland which involves sharing data.
  • The need for service user and carer engagement in social care policy is the theme of an article in the Guardian.
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Read about our work in 2016


We've just published our Annual Review for 2016, which describes our work with government departments and service providers. You can also watch this short video featuring some of the highlights of our 2016.

On the right track: Inclusion and Diversity

A new summary in the On the Right Track series is now available, on the theme of Inclusion and Diversity.

This is the fifth summary in the On the right track series, based on evaluations of fifty two programmes and services delivered in Ireland over a twelve year period. Programmes were funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and government, and used prevention and early intervention approaches to improve outcomes for children and young people in areas such as learning, health, behaviour and parenting.

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Meet our new chairperson – Dr Jack Golden

Dr Jack Golden was appointed as the new chairperson at the CES AGM in May. He replaces outgoing chair Dan Flinter.

Jack is a Chartered Engineer by background, and has extensive interest and experience in the field of leadership. He was awarded a Ph.D. in International Business Leadership at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012.

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A recipe for high performing organisations


‘Leading for the future’ is the theme of one of the nine projects included under the Goal Programme for Public Service Reform in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are working with six government departments in Ireland and Northern Ireland on the programme.

The Leadership Development Programme under Goal involves Deputy Secretary officials in the Northern Ireland Civil Service. We consulted and designed the programme together with the Northern Ireland Civil Service in 2016, and since February, Deputy Secretary Officials have been completing the Programme in two separate groups.

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Moving towards ‘Seven Day’ Mental Health Services

The Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management Office (SPPMO) provides the HSE Mental Health Division (MHD) with access to experience and skills in change management and project management as they implement a major programme of change in mental health services in Ireland. In 2016 the SPPMO, which includes a small CES team, developed a project management methodology, produced tools and delivered training to support managers and other professionals in the mental health services. The team is currently supporting the HSE MHD to manage and implement 23 high priority national projects.

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From guidelines to good practice

What are National Clinical Guidelines?

National Clinical Guidelines are evidence-based ‘best practice’ statements, which aim to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of decisions across health services in Ireland. The Department of Health has published 14 National Clinical Guidelines, covering areas such as palliative care, various forms of cancer and prevention and control of MRSA. There are also another 16 National Clinical Guidelines currently at various stages of development.

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CES Quarterly Ezine


Our March Ezine highlights some of work supporting public services in Ireland and Northern Ireland, along with some new resources. Read more about what the evidence says about coaching and mentoring, in our second Access Evidence resource. The summary outlines some key messages and what they mean for frontline practitioners working with children and young people.

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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


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 news

  • An article in the Guardian about working with children to improve mental health
  • The OECD’s PISA Study 2015 was published this week, and analysis from a range of newspapers is included
  • An article on post-partum psychosis.
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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


In the news

  • Experience and interact with the world from the point of view of a baby. A new virtual reality project from the Guardian, based on research in brain development and colour vision.
  • New research from Ireland, about young carers with siblings with autism or a learning disability.
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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources


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.

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Taking care of your data


What does a Data Curator do, and how can data curation help policymakers, practitioners and researchers to interpret and use research data? What do organisations and researchers need to think about when they are archiving research data?

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