Festival of learning puts a spotlight on prevention and early intervention

A ‘Festival of Learning’ will take place from November 3rd-11th with a series of four online events about the role of government in prevention and early intervention. The Festival is supported through What Works, an initiative designed by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth with funding from Dormant Accounts. 

All events are free and are based on four themes:

  1. The role of the state in championing prevention and early intervention
  2. Strengthening prevention in policy
  3. Entrepreneurial thinking in social services
  4. Artificial intelligence and its impact on children and young people. 

CES (Centre for Effective Services) has been working with a team in the Department to plan and manage the events. Three of the events will be moderated by broadcaster Áine Kerr.

Contributors will use real life experience from Irish and international contexts to generate practical learning and takeaways. For example, they will showcase the work of Tusla (The Child and Family Agency) in prevention, innovation in Children and Young Peoples Services Committees, and the City Connects model of student support in Boston.

International speakers include: Dr Patrick McCarthy (formerly of Annie E. Casey Foundation), Professor Paul Cairney (University of Stirling), Rowan Conway (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UK) and Alexa Hasse (Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University).

To read more and register visit:  https://whatworks.gov.ie/festival-of-learning

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Oct, 2020
Expiry Date
11th Nov, 2020