ESB is actively linked into several networks which enable a good flow of information and debate about changes and innovations in CDL. The web site is being developed to enable a greater sharing of information and good practice. ESB representatives sit on the ETS panel of the NYA and undertake dual validations. In addition, an ESB representative has a seat on TAG – the professional association of lecturers in youth and community work - and the ESB has been involved in their workshops. ESB representatives also ran workshops at the Third Sector Research conference on the future of community work. Recent research commissioned by the ESB has enabled the expansion of current networks to develop a wider data base of people interested and willing to contribute to the issues affecting community development learning and qualifications.