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Realising the potential of early intervention: Where next?

30 October 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00

Local Government Association

18 Smith Square, SW1P 3HZ


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Early intervention is as pertinent to societal concerns today – rising health and social inequalities, mental health problems among children and young people, declining social mobility – as it ever was.

Opening remarks by Christine Davies, introduction from Dr Jo Casebourne, EIF Chief Executive, and keynote speech from Donna Molloy, EIF Director of Policy & Practice.

Comments from our expert panellists, followed by questions from the floor.

Yet the context for this agenda has changed significantly in recent years. Funding pressures mean councils are struggling to maintain early help and wider preventative services. Questions are being asked about what early intervention can realistically be expected to achieve against a backdrop of rising demand for support and growing concerns about childhood vulnerability.

At this milestone event, EIF will launch a new report looking at the latest evidence for early intervention and the current state of play, and proposing a set of actions at local and national level that would significantly progress the early intervention agenda.

This free event is an opportunity for local and national service leaders and policy-makers to discuss the potential of early intervention in the current context, and the policy, funding and practice implications in the run up to the Spending Review.

The panel includes:

  • Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s
  • Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire Council and Vice Chair, Children & Young People’s Board, Local Government Association
  • Martin Pratt, Executive Director Supporting People, London Borough of Camden, and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services
  • Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director of Maternity & Early Years, Public Health England
  • Tom McBride, Director of Evidence, Early Intervention Foundation.