Updates

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.

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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.

Professor Paul Cairney on the conundrum of evidence informed policy

Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in Strathclyde University. He blogs regularly about the role of evidence in public policy. We spoke to Paul about evidence informed policy, what we mean by it and what are some of the challenges of getting evidence into policy?

Six Ingredients for collaborative, compassionate, inclusive leadership in public services

How do we create collaborative compassionate, inclusive leadership in public services?

This is the focus of the third issue of the CES Leaders Digest – a blog series where we learn together, from research and real-world experience, about effective leadership and its role in public services.

This entry features videos of Michael West, Senior Fellow with the King’s Fund (UK) and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. Last year, Michael spoke to senior leaders in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, as part of the ‘Leading into the Future Programme’, supported by our work on the Goal Programme.

Whats new online

X Factor for Evidence

In early February, the Health Foundation in the UK held an event to illustrate different forms of evidence and how they can inform policy in public health. X Factor for Evidence for the Publics Health was the title of this event, which featured short contributions followed by a lively discussion on the topic. A recording of the event and accompanying materials are now available.

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Two recruitment opportunities in CES

We are looking for a Corporate Services Manager, with expertise in the areas of HR, governance and business development. This role will be based in our Dublin office.

There is also an opportunity for a part time Project Support role, based in our Belfast office.

For further information, visit our Careers page here.

New webinar series for teacher researchers

We recently launched a series of webinars for teachers who are interested in, or involved in research. The series is part of our collaboration with the Teaching Council. According to the Council, research by and for teachers is an important aspect of their professional development. The series aims to provide practical support and guidance for teachers who want to enhance their research skills.

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Read our latest Ezine


A new toolkit packed with collaboration and problem solving tools, thoughts on systems leadership from mental health sevices in Ireland, and the latest news on some of our project news from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read about the Children's Research Network conference in December, and take a look at some new online resources we think that you will like.

What next for the Big Lottery Fund Impact of Alcohol Programme?

Speakers at the Impact of Alcohol conference

Over the past five years, the Big Lottery Fund Impact of Alcohol Programme has funded projects in 31 different organisations in Northern Ireland. Alcohol misuse is a problem for many communities in Northern Ireland, and projects aim to reduce the harm that alcohol causes to children and families. Projects address a range of issues related to alcohol misuse, such as physical and mental health problems, accidents and violence, debt and poverty, family issues and pre- and post-natal harm.

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The HSE Nurture Programme -  Parents have their say

We are providing implementation support to the HSE on the Nurture Programme – Infant Health and Wellbeing, a programme of work designed to improve the information and professional supports provided to parents during pregnancy and the first three years of their baby’s life.

The HSE want to hear the views of parents of young children and expectant parents to help shape the development of new resources which will be produced as part of the programme, including a new website.

One of the ways that parents’ perspectives are being gathered is through an online survey. The survey will be live until January 8th.

Help the HSE to improve pregnancy and child health information. If you are a parent, or planning to be a parent, please fill in this survey. You can also share this link widely with your personal and professional networks.