We are an independent charity and What Works Centre which champions and supports the use of effective early intervention for children with signals of risk.


EIF Commissioner Guide: Reducing the impact of interparental conflict on children

This brand new guide is a practical planning tool to support local commissioners and leaders of services for children and families to reduce the impact of conflict between parents on children by using the best available research and practice evidence on interparental conflict…

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The cost of late intervention: EIF analysis 2016

Our updated analysis shows that late intervention for children and young people costs nearly £17 billion a year across England and Wales…

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Language as a child wellbeing indicator

This report reviews the evidence on children’s language development, highlights the income-based disparities that exist and the long-term impacts of early language problems, and makes recommendations for changes in policy and further research…

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Social and emotional learning: supporting children and young people’s mental health

This EIF policy briefing sets out the case for an increased emphasis on social and emotional learning in schools, as part of initiatives and support designed to prevent mental health problems among children and young people. …

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The Guidebook provides information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people. Now includes 75+ programmes, all assessed by EIF, with updated evidence ratings, new cost ratings and information on implementation and the evidence base.