New funding available to networks working to improve outcomes for children under the Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI)
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD is pleased to announce the launch of a “Network Support Fund”, a Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI) measure supported through Dormant Accounts Funding.
The QCBI is an initiative designed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to ensure those working with children, young people and their families build on the existing body of evidence demonstrating the impact of prevention and early intervention approaches, models and practices on outcomes for children. This new funding measure under the QCBI will support statutory, community, and voluntary organisations leading or co-ordinating networks, learning communities or fora promoting evidence informed approaches to prevention and early intervention services so that those working with and for children, young people and their families are supported in doing the right things, in the right way and at the right time. It will facilitate formal and informal knowledge sharing explicitly focussed on enhancing practice and professional dialogue and curiosity around evidence informed prevention and early intervention. Applications are encouraged from networks made up of specific disciplines, such as teachers, Public Health Nurses, Social Care workers, as well as multidisciplinary networks.
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