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 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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Inter-Parental Relationships

EIF has explored the role of the relationship between parents (regardless of whether they are together or separated) in positive parenting and outcomes for children. Our work suggests that family relationships are crucial to healthy child development and children’s life chances…

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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 aimed at 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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The Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders

EIF is running an Early Intervention Academy to progress the role of the police in early intervention, supported by the Home Office and the College of Policing.

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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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