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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Engaging a new generation: Early intervention at party conferences

EIF chief executive Jo Casebourne sets out the importance of making the case for early intervention to a new generation of politicians and policy-makers, starting with Labour and Conservative party conferences over the autumn.

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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 50+ programmes, all assessed by EIF, with updated evidence ratings, new cost ratings and information on implementation and the evidence base.