In this fourth issue of the Children’s Research Digest we are delighted to present a special conference edition on the theme of Better Outcomes for Children - Are we there yet? The Conference drew on the national strategies for children in Ireland - Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (DCYA, 2014) and in Northern Ireland - Our Children and Young People – Our Pledge (OFMDFM, 2006) and posed the question of where we stood on this journey in the realisation of better outcomes for children across a range of domains. Outcomes for children were discussed in various thematic areas, and presenters were also encouraged to reflect on and further investigate the concept of ‘outcomes’ as a framework for mapping changes and improvements in children’s
lives. Presenters from workshops across various thematic areas were invited to submit articles based on their presentations, culminating in this special issue.