An Bord Comhairleach um Achtanna na Leanaí - The Children Acts Advisory Board

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This inventory or database contains over 140 publications in relation to a literature review on inter-agency co-operation in public services, with a particular focus on inter-agency co-operation in children’s services.

The material was selected as part of an analysis of literature on inter-agency co-operation in Ireland, commissioned by the CAAB and conducted by WRC Social and Economic Consultants Ltd. in summer 2008 (for details click on ‘Background Information’ below). The focus is publications produced from 1990 to 2008. Details of relevant websites and journals are also provided where applicable. Included in the database is a literature review of the 140 plus documents, see the report ‘A Literature Review of Inter-Agency Work with a Particular Focus on Children’s Services’ and three other reports published by the CAAB in 2009.

 

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The inventory listing can be accessed by searching by keyword or under any or all of the following headings - category, focus of publication, type of publication, commissioning body / publisher, author, and year. Once you click on your chosen publication you will then be directed to a short summary of topics covered and information sources, with the option to download / access the publication if it is available to download free of charge.

The publications are classified into the following categories:

  • Literature reviews of inter-agency co-operation (international and Irish);
  • Review of Irish public policy initiatives with inter-agency co-operation in the areas of social inclusion, drugs, local development, education and probation;
  • Individual literature on inter-agency co-operation in Irish children’s services (education, health and welfare, and youth justice);
  • Cross sectoral public policy / strategy.

 

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Background Information

In 2008 the CAAB commissioned a study to produce a literature review of research literature on inter-agency co-operation in public services, with a particular focus on inter-agency co-operation in children’s services in Ireland.  This database was produced from the bibliography of the literature review and relevant research published by the CAAB in 2009.  The research was undertaken by Carmel Duggan and Carmel Corrigan, WRC Social and Economic Consultants Ltd.  The literature review was overseen by a steering committee with representatives from Youthreach, An Garda Síochána, The Irish Youth Justice Service and The Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

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