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4 April 2017
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) welcomes the government’s fresh focus on evidence-based family support interventions, as set out in the paper published today by DWP. 'Improving lives: Helping workless families' highlights the importance of evidence-based interventions designed to address the multiple and overlapping disadvantages experienced by workless families and the significantly poorer outcomes faced by their children. The government has taken the welcome and essential step of embedding this fresh focus on evidence-based interventions into plans for the next phase of the Troubled Families programme.
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."
28 February 2017
Kirsten Asmussen, EIF evidence analyst and co-author of Foundations for Life, answers key questions from professionals about innovation, commissioning decisions and workforce qualifications.
20 February 2017
Carey Oppenheim: "It is with a mixture of sadness and some trepidation that I will be leaving EIF in the summer, once we have a new chief executive in place. Meanwhile, it is business as usual."
19 January 2017
We are now inviting expressions of interest to be included in our upcoming inter-parental relationships and family systems programme assessment process. The deadline for all expressions of interest is 10 February 2017.
7 December 2016
A warm welcome to the first e-Bulletin for members of the EIF Places Network. In this edition you will find latest updates on EIF projects and opportunities to get involved, and a brief summary of what happened at the October Network meeting. Plus some reflections from Carey Oppenheim, EIF’s Chief Executive, on the path ahead for early intervention, and information on how to book your place at EIF’s National Conference in May 2017. Hear it here first, before anyone else.
6 December 2016
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) responds to the Safeguarding Pressures Phase 5 report, published on Monday by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS).