Introduction - Networking


Networking is a key feature of NCN’s activities. Through engaging in inter-agency/ cross-sectoral networking the organisation has been able to work collaboratively with other groups to increase support to the sector and improve outcomes for both practitioners and children.

Key networking initiatives have led to:

Networking with Barnardo's to support the development of publications >> for the early childhood sector that informs the achievement of the Síolta standards.

Networking with Barnardo's to produce a comprehensive resource for the After School Providing an Inspirational After School Programme of Activities for 4-12 Year Olds >>.

Networking with a range of other stakeholders facilitated by DCYA to design a set of standards for School Age Childcare and inform newly estalished legislation

Provision of work experience for DKIT students and development of information resources for the sector and parents

Networking with the Children's Rights Alliance >> to inform policy >> work and to include resources produced by the Children's Rights Alliance in the NCN Síolta development training programme.

Participation in Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland the Republic (CRNINI) >>