National Conference

Thank you for attending and showing your support at the EIF’s first national conference. With keynote speeches from Nicky Morgan MP , Secretary of State for Education and Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education; we believe we are one step closer to putting Early Intervention on the political map.

Jonny Mitchell, head teacher from award-winning series Educating Yorkshire, spoke to Carey Oppenheim, CEO of the EIF, on the importance of behavioural support for pupils, a dedicated workforce and emotional investment in every pupil.

‘Is Early Intervention a Political Priority?’ was hotly debated by  Sir Tony Hawkhead, CEO of Action for Children, Baroness Claire Tyler, Chair of Cafcass, Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and Tim Loughton MP.

Our new report ‘Spending on Late Intervention’ was launched, which estimates the immense cost – £17 billion – spent on Late Intervention in England and Wales.

In six seminars, leading figures from organisations such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies, NSPCC and Police Superintendent’s Association led discussions on key topics, including social care, gang and youth violence, children’s centres and government spend.

What our delegates thought:

twitter @heyjudyjude1981 Had an inspiring day yesterday at #EIFNatCon. Lots ticking over in my head today.

twitter @KarenJBateson A lot will stay with me from yesterday’s great #EIFNatCon most of all @lisa_harker’s talk on +ve outcomes from good Social Work and Adoption.

twitter @anngriffx So much expertise, thought, creativity & passion at #EIFNatCon. Opportunities after today to leverage this to maintin momentum on solutions.

twitter@BCmusketter @TheEIFoundation at last some significant coverage on early help. A great conference raising awareness beyond the auditorium! Thank you.

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Key note speeches

Watch the Secretary of State for Education deliver a Keynote speech focussing on mental health and what the Government are doing to support Early Intervention.

Watch the Shadow Secretary of State for Education speak on family-focussed Early Intervention.

Watch guests at our first national conference tell us what the future of Early Intervention looks like, what things need to improve, and why they believe in Early Intervention.

Event Details

12 February 2015

09:00 - 17:00
One George Street

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