At CES we bring ten years of experience, persistence and curiosity to our work with agencies, government departments and service providers throughout the island of Ireland. We put evidence at the heart of what we do, whether it’s working with policy makers to design and implement policy, or to support decision making in busy frontline services. We believe that research, people’s experiences of public services, and the learning from frontline practice are forms of evidence that can improve services for people in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Connecting Research, Policy & Practice
We founded the Centre for Effective Services, an independent, non-profit, all-island intermediary organisation in 2008. Our work is supported by a mix of funding from government departments, agencies and foundations.
We set out with the aim of connecting policy, research and practice, to help agencies and government bodies design and plan services for children and young people.
Ten years of growth
One of our first projects was to summarise and synthesise learning from investment in prevention and early intervention programmes and services in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and to communicate this to policy makers and service commissioners.
Ten years on, our team has grown and our work has reached into new sectors, such as health, social services and education. Our work in Northern Ireland has expanded, along with our commitment to sharing learning across the island of Ireland.