Ben leads EIF’s work on the early years and parental conflict, and supports local leaders and commissioners on the practical implementation of early intervention with a focus on systems. He joined EIF in 2015 having spent the previous decade working in local government on children’s strategy and partnerships, most recently as a strategic joint commissioner for Solihull Council and Solihull CCG leading on early help in the early years, emotional wellbeing, support for children with disabilities, speech and language therapy and domestic abuse. Ben is social work qualified and started his career working in children’s homes in Birmingham, before he specialised in children’s rights and participation, working for Save the Children UK and the Children and Young People’s Unit.
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Read Ben’s publications and blogs:
- Blog: The benefits of reducing parental conflict , originally published in the April issue of First, 04/2018
- Report: Building Trusted Relationships for Vulnerable Children & Young People with Public Services, 02/2018
- Blog: Places Network: It’s all about the brains, 10/2017
- Blog: From Evidence to Practice: why it’s time to ask about relationships 09/2016
- Blog: Looking at the bigger picture: taking heed of inter-parental relationships 03/2016