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The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is organising a one day workshop on Evidence and impact.

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Under the Department's What Works initiative, a key objective was identified as necessary for embedding the use of data and evidence in services for children, young people and their families. This free event will be delivered by the National Children's Bureau and is open to frontline service providers and practitioners working in the children and youth sectors. It will focus on how to use evidence to inform service design and delivery aimed at improving outcomes for children, young people and their families in Ireland.

This one day workshop is in four parts and will help you to:

Part 1: Demystifying evidence

In this section, attendees will be given an overview of why and when we should use evidence, what types of evidence are available, and how we can decide which sources to trust.

Part 2: Evidence of need vs evidence of what works

In this section, attendees will look more closely at resources which tell us about local need across a range of outcome areas, as well as evidence of what works to support children and families. A practical exercise will give attendees an opportunity to explore these resources and how they can be used to support a funding application.

Part 3: Evidence of impact: Asking the right questions

In this section, attendees will learn about why it’s important to demonstrate impact of services, and be introduced to the theory behind Outcomes Based Accountability, a framework to support organisations to demonstrate their own impact. A practical exercise will support attendees to generate impact measures relating to their own programme or service.

Part 4: Evidence of impact: Gathering evidence of impact

This section explores tools and approaches to gathering evidence of impact (qualitative and quantitative), and provides guidance on analysing and reporting impact data.

***Please note***This is a free event and places are limited to Community/Voluntary and Public Sector and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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