The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today launched the What Works Ireland Evidence Hub.
The What Works Ireland Evidence Hub is an online tool designed to increase access to effective prevention and early intervention programmes by making the best evidence on what works available to policy makers, service commissioners, providers and other audiences. It promotes the use of evidence-based programmes and is linked to the five national outcomes which will be included in the forthcoming new National Policy Framework for Children and Young People.
The Evidence Hub contains information on over 100 prevention and early intervention programmes. The development of the Evidence Hub has included the addition of five programmes currently used in Ireland, and there will be further opportunities to have programmes assessed for evidence of their impact and included in the Hub.
Access to the What Works website and the What Works Ireland Evidence Hub can be found here: What Works Ireland Evidence Hub – WhatWorks
The DCEDIY will host 2 workshops in June where you can learn more about how to use the What Works Ireland Evidence tool and how it can assist in making evidence-informed decisions.
The first will take place on 7 June and will be curated for Evaluators and Programme Providers. You can register for this here.
Another workshop specifically for Service Commissioners will take place on 28 June. You can also sign up for this here.