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Answering the House of Commons’ call for evidence on early intervention

Published

12 Dec 2017

The House of Commons science and technology select committee's inquiry into evidence-based early intervention is a welcome step and a timely one: we know that the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach is an increasingly prominent part of the early intervention landscape, and so now is the right moment to reflect on what we know about this body of research and how it should be applied – and, just as importantly, how it should not.

EIF submission

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The House of Commons’ science and technology select committee is running an inquiry into early intervention, specifically “the strength of the evidence linking adverse childhood experiences with long-term negative outcomes, the evidence base for related interventions, whether evidence is being used effectively in policy-making, and the support and oversight for research into this area.”

About the authors

Donna Molloy

Donna is director of policy & practice at EIF.

Tom McBride

Tom is director of evidence at EIF.