Early Intervention Foundation

Evidence containing data sourced from Early Intervention Foundation

Covid-19 and early intervention: evidence, challenges and risks relating to virtual and digital delivery
Martin, J., McBride, T., Masterman, T., Pote, I., Mokhtar, N., Oprea, E., & Sorgenfrei, M. 2020

This report sets out the evidence on virtual and digital delivery of interventions across a range of relevant domains, highlights the challenges and risks associated with remote delivery methods, and provides the findings from an EIF survey asking intervention developers and providers about their response to the Covid-19 crisis. It is intended to support the sector as it rapidly adapts to the constraints on delivery imposed by widespread social distancing and lockdown.Examples of remotely delivered interventions include one-to-one and group-based therapy or support provided by phone, messaging or videoconferencing, through to self-guided interventions such as online quizzes, apps and games.

Improving the effectiveness of child protection system: a review of literature
Barlow, J. & Schrader-Mcmillan, A. 2017

The objective of the review was also to identify effective programmes, as well as evidence regarding effective methods of assessment and engagement, and practitioner training, working and management. Where possible the analysis aimed to identify the reliability of the evidence, scale of impact, and evidence of potential to reduce costs or mitigate the need for increased spending on children’s services and other parts of the child protection system

Improving the way family support services work for minority ethnic families
Waddell, S., Sorgenfrei, M., Freeman, G., Gordon, M., Steele, M., & Wilson, H. 2022

This report explores the experiences of minority ethnic families in accessing and receiving family support, to better understand the challenges and opportunities in how family support services work for minority ethnic families and young people.

The cost of late intervention: EIF analysis 2016
Chowdry, H., & Fitzsimons, P. 2016

The Cost of Late Intervention: EIF Analysis 2016 calculates how much the public sector in England and Wales spends on late intervention for children and young people, responding to the more severe problems that they experience. It updates our previous analysis from 2015. Knowing how much is spent on late intervention is useful because it also illustrates a potential ‘fiscal prize’ from early intervention although we do not argue that all of the demand for late intervention can be prevented. Our analysis also provides transparency at a local and national level about how much is spent and by which departments or agencies. This can help stimulate cooperation and new approaches to tackle the demand for late intervention.

What works to improve the lives of England's most vulnerable children's: a review of interventions for a local family help offer
Asmusen, K., Waddell, S., Molloy, D., & Moore, I. 2022

This report identifies over 50 interventions and activities with evidence of improving child and family outcomes within five categories of vulnerability: problematic child behaviour, family conflict, parental mental health, domestic abuse and parental substance misuse.

NIHR School for
Social Care Research