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NQSF Review


In line with the National Youth Strategy (NYS) commitment to Ensuring Quality Services - the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) have undertook a  tender process in relation to carrying out a strategic review of the National Quality Standards Framework  (NQSF).

The Department of children and Youth Affairs have now retained Middlequarter to carry out the review of the NQSF.  

The focus of the review is on the future development of the NQSF within the sector for the benefit of young people who access the range of youth provision across Ireland.  The review will commence shortly and it is envisaged that the main research phase will conclude in December 2016 with a final report expected in early 2017.

Middlequarter will be using a variety of research methods including online surveys, focus group meetings and one to one interviews. This will be coordinated and arranged by Middlequarter and the Department asks for your assistance in this regard.

We shall be providing Middlequarter with all relevant ETB contact details and they shall be in contact with you and / or your ETB Youth / Liaison Officer directly in relation to participating in various aspects of the review.

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