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This site features research and work we carried out as EIF before the launch of the new merged organisation, Foundations, in June 2023. This website will remain live for now but is not being updated.

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EIF Guidebook

Information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people from birth to age 18.

Reducing Parental Conflict Hub

A central repository of evidence and tools for local leaders, commissioners, practitioners and researchers looking to reduce the impact of parental conflict on children.

EIF Evaluation Hub

A one-stop-shop for all things evaluation, including summary how-to guides and step-by-step introductions to evaluating the effectiveness of early intervention.

Early Childhood Services Hub

For all those working in maternity and the early years who want to use evidence and new tools to improve outcomes for children and their families.

Introducing early intervention

Why early intervention matters

What is early intervention? How does it work, and how do we know that it works? Why is it good for children and families? Why is it good for society and the economy?

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What early intervention is about

Find out more about the key areas where we think early intervention can make a real difference: early years, parenting & families, mental health & wellbeing, vulnerability & antisocial behaviour.

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How to make early intervention work

Find out more about putting early intervention into action in your area: understanding needs, using evidence, commissioning, implementation, evaluation – and more.

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