National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives (Ireland)
"Good information is essential and can help us to understand how children and young people are developing, as well as assisting us in identifying the impacts of various policies and services on their lives. A more strategic approach to knowledge about children’s lives can also help us to identify the most effective ways to intervene in their lives and to ensure that this knowledge is used by those in a position to make changes."
Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ireland
"This strategy seeks to coordinate and mobilise research and data across a range of important bodies in order to achieve a better understanding of children’s lives. It is, therefore, of relevance to a wide variety of stakeholders. The strategy sets an Action Plan under 5 key objectives encompassing 8 action areas, many of which focus on improved use of existing data and information holdings."
Jim Breslin, Secretary General, Department of Children and Youth Affairs