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Practice User Registry

This section allows visitors to register child focused practices that they are developing or implementing in order to share knowledge with other users. These practices are posted here to promote information sharing and to support learning across the EU community of  policymakers and providers. A practice entered in this section will automatically be reviewed for inclusion in the Evidence-Based Practice section if the ‘evaluation references’ section below is completed. Additionally, we encourage users to notify us when a new evaluation is completed for a practice that is already listed in this user registry by sending an email to EMPL-EPIC@ec.europa.eu.

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The Staying Put: 18+ Family Placement Programme Choose translations of the previous link 
United Kingdom, 2016

Staying put is targeted at young people who have ‘established familial relationships’ with foster carers and offers this group the opportunity to remain with their carers until they reach the age of 21. A mapping exercise and face-to-face interviews with managers responsible for implementing staying put in each of the 11 pilot authorities were undertaken, followed by face-to-face interviews with young people, focus groups, and verification surveys. A range of benefits to staying put were identified and the consensus was that it provided a framework to maximise the likelihood of young people making successful transitions to independence and mitigated the risk of young people’s circumstances deteriorating.


Developmental delays in a screening study of 4-year-old Finnish children Choose translations of the previous link 
Finland, 2016

The aim of this population study was to examine the severity and prevalence of co-occurring developmental delays in 4- year-old children, the rate of overlapping problems, and sex differences. A sample of 434 children were administered the ‘Lene’ test: a comprehensive neurodevelopmental screening test. Results suggest that co-occurrence of attention-behavioural, motor-perceptual, and language delays occurring in school-aged children could already be detected at the age of 4 years.


Implementation and Second-Year Impacts for Lone Parents in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration Choose translations of the previous link 
United Kingdom, 2016

Britain’s Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration programme was launched in 2003 and is being evaluated through a large-scale randomised control trial. The programme consists primarily of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives designed to help low-income individuals who entered work sustain employment and advance in the labour market.


Dutch Dyslexia Programme Choose translations of the previous link 
Netherlands, 2016

The primary aim of the Dutch Dyslexia Programme (DDP) was to determine whether early auditory, speech, visual, or linguistic variables can be found that are sufficiently reliable in predicting later reading problems in children. A secondary aim was to find markers that allow early identification and that might be targeted for the prevention of dyslexia in families at risk of dyslexia.


Evaluation of a language-screening programme for 2.5-year-olds at Child Health Centres in Sweden Choose translations of the previous link 
Sweden, 2016

The population-based language-screening programme started in Sweden in 1991, with the aim of identifying developmental language disability in 2.5 year old children.