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.
This report provides a wealth of information about the evidence for approaches to early intervention for mothers and infants, which may be commissioned and delivered locally as part of the Healthy Child Programme …
Six issues with evaluation design and execution that we have seen repeatedly across the 100+ programme assessments EIF has done to date, why they undermine confidence in evaluation findings, and how to address them …
Despite the strong consensus that high-quality childcare provision can generate significant and sustained improvements in child outcomes, there remains a lack of clarity as to what this high-quality provision looks like in practice. The report focuses on ‘process quality’, which refers to children’s daily experiences and the interactions between early education staff, children and parents…
This report explores the extent to which young children at risk of gang involvement or youth violence are supported through evidence-based early intervention, particularly within primary schools. …
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.
The EIF cost of late intervention data clearly demonstrates to me that spending in Northamptonshire on late intervention far outweighs the total policing budget, and it is important that we consider the scale of this reactive need. We all have a moral obligation to intervene and I am personally committed to working with other organisations to improve the life chances of our children, reduce crime and help build a better stronger society.
Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
[EIF's report on inter-parental relationships is] breaking ground in new areas. My guess is that for many, the idea that we can be scientific and objective about this sort of work will be a revelation."
Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
'What Works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children' is really superb. It covers the literature and presents the argument about the importance of couple relationships in a clear and compelling way."
Professors Carolyn and Phil Cowan, Berkeley Psychology, University of California
EIF support has been invaluable in developing a new early help offer which is evidence-based... Of particular value has been the support and advice relating to our local situation. EIF has been our critical friend, enabling us to progress our work at speed and with confidence, knowing that we are adopting best practice."
Chris Wallbanks, Commissioning Manager, Nottingham Council
Thank you EIF for helping create a tidal wave of early intervention thinking that is sweeping across the UK! I am eternally grateful for this fantastic opportunity, the legacy of which will be tangible national improvement to the way we work with children and families. Long may it continue..."
Sarah Jackson, Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police, and participant in the Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders