Right for children, better for the economy


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.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
PUTTING EVIDENCE INTO ACTION

EIF’s major national conference brings together people and voices from across the early intervention sector and all levels of government, commissioning and delivery for a day of learning and knowledge-sharing.

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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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Foundations for Life: What Works to Support Parent Child Interaction in the Early Years

This groundbreaking assessment of 75 early intervention programmes for improving child outcomes through positive parent child interactions in the early years covers interventions aimed at attachment, behaviour and cognitive development…

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Inter-parental relationship support services available in the UK: Rapid review of evidence

Our review of current UK provision, based on a review of existing research, highlights the importance of relationship support to low-income families, who are at higher risk of stress and inter-parental conflict, and other harder-to-reach groups.

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Five key lessons from the Troubled Families evaluation

Carey Oppenheim outlines five key lessons from the evaluation of the Troubled Families programme, focusing on the importance of evaluation, evidence sharing, a learning culture in policymaking, payment by results and spotting risks early.

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Guidebook

Search our interactive library of early intervention programmes and learn about good evidence of impact.

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“We will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.”            

    Statement from the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, 13 July

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