Programme development, research and academic support
Prof. Pat Dolan
Dr. John Canavan
Dr. Carmel Devaney
Mr. Fergal Landy
Health Services Executive
Research and programme development
Through a collaboration and ongoing partnership with the HSE National Office for Children and Families Services.the CFRC is working on a number of projects that advance learning and practice for the mutual benefit of both parties. The core rationale for this partnership is the recognition by both partners of the need for and value of better connections between policy and practice and academic and theoretical research, in the interests of improved outcomes for children and families. Within the agreement, the focus for the work undertaken is on the broad area of the care and welfare of children, with Family Support identified as an overarching framework for prevention, protection and alternative care policy and services. As well as a number of specific national projects the CFRC is also engaged with the national HSE officers in an advisory capacity from an academic and research perspective on an ongoing basis.
As part of its process of developing a new national children and young people’s policy framework, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs undertook a public consultation process. The UNESCO CFRC is currently analysing the data emerging from this process.
The analysis of public consultation data will be undertaken during the period of January to April 2013.
Evaluation of Wave Change a Social Change and Innovation Programme
Dr. Noreen Kearns
Ms. Danielle Kennan
Dr. John Canavan
The Atlantic Philanthropies (through Wave Change)
2011 - 2014
Wave Change is a social change and innovation programme that connects, supports and invests in 18-25 year olds from across Ireland to take action for social change. The aim of the evaluation is to examine the implementation and delivery of Wave Change, to generate learning to contribute to the ongoing development of the programme and to examine whether Wave Change met its identified outcomes.
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science & Sociology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, Dangan, Upper Newcastle Road,
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. Tel: +353 91 495398 - Fax +353 91 495582