This weeks Knowledge Exchange is now on our website. You can read it by clicking here.

Some items that may be of interest to you include:

 In news

 There is coverage of the launch of Tusla’s online toolkit this week at a conference in Croke Park. The toolkit is a significant output from our work with the Agency on the Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative .

  • An article from the Guardian has some good tips to help teachers use research in their work.
  • Minimum Alcohol Prices – a BBC report outlines some of the evidence being used to inform this proposal in Wales.

In tools

  • Make your mailing list work better for you. Some good advice from the Irish Charity Lab on laying out and putting together a mail shot.
  • Mandatory reporting of child protection concerns comes into effect in Ireland on December 11th.  Early Childhood Ireland has identified five steps to help organisations prepare for Children First.
  • New data from Northern Ireland – the Northern Ireland Deprivation Measure 2017 has just been published.
  • The National Youth Council of Ireland has launched a new report on the experiences of minority ethnic young people growing up in Ireland, with recommendations for youth workers.

 In policy and research

 Minister for Health Simon Harris gave an update on Sláinte Care (Healthcare Strategy in Ireland) when he spoke to the Joint Committee on Health

  • New grants to reform services in the areas of mental health and disability have been recently launched. Grants will be awarded by the Genio Trust.
  • Parliamentary Questions about the Early Years Strategy, and the role of the public service reform division in the Department of an Taoiseach.

Niamh Farren

Project Specialist

Centre for Effective Services

9 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: + 353(0) 1 416 0507


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