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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

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Jymba's safety programs Choose translations of the previous link 
Latvia, 2009

Foundation "Centrs "Dardedze"" has developed educational programs for children of different ages (Jimba’s safety school – a five day long program which costs 120 euros per child; Jimba’s safety lessons for pre-school children 4-7 years old; Jimba’s safety trip for 1-2 grade pupils together with teachers; Jimba’s nine step program – a nine lesson program for children aged from 4 to 8 together with their parents; Jimba’s day-parties; Jimba’s family morning for parents with children aged 4 to 10).

The Childhood Development Initiative Choose translations of the previous link 
Ireland, 2004

The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) conducted a study in in 2004 called 'How Are Our Kids?' to explore the lives of children and families living in the community. The purpose of this study was to: (a) document the well-being of children, young people and families; and (b) understand the patterns of needs among this population.

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.