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Using evidence

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Designing policies, services, programmes or interventions that help improve children and young people’s lives is not easy. Evidence of what has worked in the past, in particular places and with particular resources can help us in our decisions.

This website aims to provide easy access to key pieces of established and emerging evidence of what has worked in prevention and early intervention programmes, models and approaches across children and young people’s services.

EIF Guidebook

The EIF Guidebook provides information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people.

What Works Ireland Evidence Hub

The DCEDIY is currently working with EIF to develop an Evidence Hub with information for Irish service providers and commissioners. An Open Call for submissions was held in 2022. Further information is available here.