Policies, Research and Reports

Research and Evaluation is a key part of all Northside Partnership Programmes. We closely monitor and document how our programmes perform and how they benefit our target communities.

We want to understand:

  • What is working well and making a real difference to our communities?
  • What are the factors that make a programme successful?
  • What can we improve in how we deliver our programmes?
  • What are the emerging issues in our communities that we need to deal with?

Please see below a range of publications and reports on our programmes. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us.

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North Dublin Joint Partnership Submission to DCU Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Northside Partnership (NSP) and Dublin North West Area Partnership (DNWAP) joint submission to the DCU Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022.

Download DCU Strategic Plan Submission

Northside Partnership – Annual Report 2016

Click here to view Northside Partnership’s 2016 Annual Report or Download as a PDF here: 2016 Annual Report FINAL

Northside Partnership – Annual Report 2015

Download Northside Partnership – Annual Report 2015 (Online)

Northside Partnership – Annual Report 2014

Download Northside Partnership – Annual Report 2014

LCDP Annual Report 2012

This Annual Report sets out the actions of Northside Partnership for the year 2012 that relate to the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP).
Download LCDP Annual Report 2012

Northside Partnership Newsletter – October 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter for October 2015 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events for people living in north east Dublin.

Download NSP Newsletter October 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter – August / September 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter for August / September 2015 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events for people living in north east Dublin.

Download Northside Partnership Newsletter – September 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter – June 2015

Download NSP Newsletter June 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter – April 2015

Download Northside Partnership Newsletter – April 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter – February 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter for February 2015 with details of all recent Partnership news

Download Northside Partnership Newsletter – February 2015

Northside Partnership Newsletter – December 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for December 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events for people living in north east Dublin.

Download NSP External Newsletter – December 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – October 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for October 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events for people living in north east Dublin.

Download NSP External Newsletter – October 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – August 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for August / September 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events for people living in north east Dublin.

Download NSP External Newsletter – August / September 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – June 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for April 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP External Newsletter – June 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – April 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for April 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP External Newsletter – April 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – February 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter for February 2014 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP External Newsletter – February 2014

Northside Partnership Newsletter – December 2013

Northside Partnership Newsletter for December 2013 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP External Newsletter – December 2013

Northside Partnership Newsletter – October 2013

Northside Partnership Newsletter for October 2013 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP External Newsletter – October 2013

Northside Partnership Newsletter – August 2013

Northside Partnership Newsletter for August 2013 with details of all recent Partnership news and upcoming events.

Download NSP Newsletter August 2013

New Skills for New Jobs? Challenges in Accessing the Labour Market for Marginalised Communities in North Dublin

Download Borscheid Reid 2012 – New Skills for New Jobs CED Law Policy

Preparing for Life Impact Evaluation at 6 Months

Download Preparing for Life Impact Evaluation at 6 Months

Young Community Leaders Pilot Evaluation Report (April 2013)

Evaluation of Northside Partnership’s Young Community Leaders (YCL) youth development programme. The pilot programme aimed to develop leadership skills among young people between 16 and 25 years from the Partnership’s priority districts.

Download YCL Pilot Evaluation Report

We in the Northside Partnership want to ensure that children and young people are protected and kept safe from harm while they are in contact with this organisation.

We do this through adhering to:

  • Children’s First Guidelines.
  • Best Practice Guidelines in Recruitment and Supervision of Staff and Volunteers

For queries, please contact Niall Sexton (niall.sexton@nspartnership.ie) under the Children First Act 2015.

  1. Name of Services being Provided

Northside Partnership works with children and young people in the following programmes:

  • SICAP Programme
  • LESN Programme
  • Preparing for Life ABC Programme

 

  1. Nature of Services

The SICAP and LESN Programmes work with children and young people in the following ways:

  • School retention initiatives (Challenger)
  • Youth Leadership initiative (Young Community Leaders)
  • 1: 1 Advice / Guidance

 

Preparing for Life works with children and families in the following way:

  • Home mentoring programme
  • Parenting Programmes
  • Baby massage
  • Delivery of evidence based schools and early years programmes

 

  1. Principles to Safeguard Children from Harm

In accordance with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017), and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice Northside Partnership recognise and work to the following Principles:

 

  • The protection and welfare of Children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations
  • Fully comply with its statutory obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and other relevant legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children
  • Fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters
  • Adopt safe practices and a Code of Practice to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect
  • Fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters

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  1. Risk Assessment

Northside Partnership has carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while availing of our services. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the list of procedures for managing these risks.

 

Risk identified Procedure in place to manage identified risk
1 Unsuitable person working with children Recruitment Policy including Vetting for all appropriate staff and volunteers.
2 Non reporting of concerns due to risk of harm not being recognised by staff/volunteers Induction for all staff.

Child protection training for all staff.

Circulation of Safeguarding Statement to all staff and on display to the public.

3 Organisations funded by Northside Partnership Ensuring that a written confirmation has been received from organisations funded by Northside Partnership that appropriate policies and procedures are in place

  1. Procedures

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017), and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. In addition to the procedures listed in our risk assessment, the following procedures support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our service:

  • Procedure for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct against workers/volunteers of a child availing of our service
  • Procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workers and volunteers to work with children
  • Procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for the reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Tusla
  • Procedure for maintaining a list of the persons (if any) in the relevant service who are mandated person;
  • Procedure for appointing a relevant persons.

All procedures listed are available upon request.

  1. Implementation

We recognise that implementation is an on-going process. Our service is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service.

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on a bi-annual basis, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.

Paul Rogers, CEO, Northside Partnership