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.
The Guidebook provides information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people. Now includes 50+ programmes, all assessed by EIF, with updated evidence ratings, new cost ratings and information on implementation and the evidence base.
This important work highlights the gap between what the evidence says can work in child protection, and what is actually being delivered by the UK child protection system. Based on five new research papers, this overview report identifies priority actions for helping to close this gap and ensure child protection work is evidence-based…
Our updated analysis shows that late intervention for children and young people costs nearly £17 billion a year across England and Wales…
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…
What is good evaluation, and why does it matter? See our five rules of thumb for evaluating early intervention at the local level, and learn the lessons of trailblazing places who have done it already …
Search our interactive library of early intervention programmes and learn about good evidence of impact.
“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
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