The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation are currently running a large number of externally-funded projects. Listed below are those projects with their own dedicated websites.
CARE PATHWAYS AND OUTCOMES STUDY
Care Pathways and Outcomes Study
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study has been following a population of children who were under five years old and in public care in Northern Ireland on 31st March 2000 (n=374). It aims to find out where these children/young people end up living and how they are getting on in their placements. The study has entered its fourth phase, "The teens and early adulthood" (2016-2019), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
LINKS - The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Peacebuilding with Young Children
This project, funded by the National Institute of Health Research represents a strategic partnership with UNICEF. Working in six low- and middle-income countries, and with the support of international partners, LINKS seeks to support the development and evaluation of early childhood development programmes that contribute to sustainable development and peacebuilding.
The Effectiveness of an Enhanced Book-Gifting Intervention for Improving Reading Outcomes for Children in Care
This project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is led in partnership with Oxford University. It seeks to develop and evaluate an intervention to improve the reading skills of children in foster care. The intervention combines a role for the foster carer (using a technique known as "paired reading") with book-gifting.