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23 May 2017
Kerry Littleford, a public health worker in Hackney, tells her personal story of growing up in and around the care system, and her reflections on what difference effective early intervention could have made for her mum and her family.
11 May 2017
Alison Michalska’s vision of ‘a country that works for children’ is compelling. In her keynote address to the EIF National Conference today, the new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services spoke persuasively about the need for children’s services to be properly resourced and for public sector agencies to be supported to act as ‘partnership parents’ to the 70,000 children currently in care.
2 May 2017
Donna Molloy looks ahead to the EIF national conference: "Our theme this year is ‘putting evidence into action’ – I think we now have a good understanding of what it takes to make this happen, as well the challenges involved."
21 April 2017
Stephanie Waddell looks ahead to the EIF national conference, and how it supports the police's emerging role as "increasingly influential public service leaders".
18 April 2017
As EIF prepares for its national conference in May, Tom McBride reflects on the need for a serious answer to an apparently straightforward question, "does evidence really matter?"
4 April 2017
Ben Lewing recaps the key themes and topics from the second meeting of the EIF Places Network.
9 March 2017
Tom McBride on poverty, child behaviour and school attainment: "The link between poverty and poor educational outcomes is well established. What is crucial is to understand the mechanisms via which the experience of poverty increases the likelihood of achieving poorly at school – not least because these suggest some ways forward for policymakers who are committed to improving social mobility."
3 March 2017
Stephanie Waddell, on EIF's new partnership with West Yorkshire Police: "This work gives us an opportunity to move beyond the consensus that early intervention is a good thing for the police, towards the next phase – defining exactly what the police role in early intervention looks like."
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