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National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives 2011-2016

The National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives 2011-2016 (Irish Version) (published November 2011) recognises that good information is essential in helping us understand both how children and young people are developing and how policies and services impact on their lives.  The strategy was prepared by the Research Unit through detailed analysis of existing policy, research and data on children’s lives, and through consultations with children and young people themselves, with key policy and service delivery personnel, with researchers, with data producers and users, and with the general public.   The strategy sets out a strategic direction and comprehensive action plan for research and data on children’s lives in Ireland over the period 2011-2016 and beyond.


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Organisations participating in the action plan 



Government Departments and associated bodies


Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Family Support Agency

Irish Youth Justice Service

Department of Education & Skills 

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

National Council for Special Education

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

The Library Council

Department of Health

Health Information and Quality Authority

Health Research Board

Health Service Executive

Mental Health Commission

Department of Social Protection

Citizen's Information Board

Central Statistics Office


Other public bodies


An Garda Síochana

The Probation Service

National Disability Authority

The Arts Council

Irish Sports Council 




Research Institutes

National Nutrition Surveillance Centre

Health Behaviours in School-Aged Children Study Team, NUI Galway





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