Early intervention

Charity calls for re-investment in public health grant

10/09/2019

A new study of health and social care spending has found that the Government focuses too much on acute services rather than investing in long-term preventative measures.

MPs call for an ‘early years revolution’ in child care

26/02/2019

Members of Parliament have called on local authorities to develop plans to help improve support for children during the first 1,000 days of life.

MPs blast Whitehall’s ‘confused’ approach to early years education

07/02/2019

MPs have criticised the Government’s 30 hours childcare commitment arguing that it ‘confused’ and ‘entrenches’ disadvantage.

Vulnerable children need 'bold solutions'

30/10/2018

The scale of the challenge of vulnerable children needs  ‘bold solutions’ such as a 25-year plan for early intervention, says the chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation.

Welsh councils call for ring-fenced preventative funding

18/09/2018

A new Preventative Care Fund should be set up in Wales to help ease the strain on children's services, councils have said.

Funding for new peer reviews of children's services

01/05/2018

The Government has announced a £8.5m programme to help councils work together to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.

Gov’s free childcare policy undermines social mobility, report says

28/09/2017

The Government’s free childcare policy could undermine social mobility by widening the gap in school readiness between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers, social mobility experts say.

Intervention for vulnerable children being dictated by resources, warn social workers

13/09/2017

Vulnerable children are less likely to qualify for help from social services because of a growing lack of resources, according to new research.

Early years funding failing to reach disadvantaged children finds new report

01/09/2017

Only a tiny fraction of government money earmarked for supporting small children will help those most in need, according to campaigners.

Birmingham proposes to replace children's centres

20/06/2017

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a plan to replace most of its children’s centres with system of ‘early years hubs’ and a network of community-based services.

Keeping kids out of care

04/01/2017

Safe Families for Children is hoping to reduce the number of children going into care by 10% through early intervention. William Eichler finds out how.

Quality of early years provision at risk due to reforms

28/09/2016

The quality of early years provision could be put at risk due to government funding reforms, new research has warned.

Councils providing patchy support to early years providers

11/08/2016

Councils do not have a consistent approach to funding early education, meaning many children are subject to poor quality services, a new report has found.

Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' by age five

18/07/2016

Boys are twice as likely to fall behind girls in basic language skills by the time they start school, a new report has warned today.

Parents’ relationships not prioritised by children’s services, survey finds

14/04/2016

Support for inter-parental relationships is a high priority for those working in children’s services, but is not reflected in frontline delivery, a new poll reveals.

Early intervention project secures lottery funding

08/03/2016

A project aimed at taking early action to prevent social problems has been given nearly half a million pounds by the Big Lottery Fund.

Councils could identify potential gang members at age seven

17/11/2015

The risk of children becoming involved in gang or youth violence can be identified from the age of seven, new research has revealed.

Tower Hamlets reports good progress in improvements

16/09/2015

Trouble-torn Tower Hamlets council in London says it is making good progress on improving its processes after being taken over by commissioners.

Billions cut from early intervention funding warn charities

07/07/2015

Funding for early help services has fallen by £1.8bn in the last five years, potentially damaging the lives of children and young people, a new investigation has revealed.

Early action could avert cash crisis in services, finds taskforce

16/07/2014

A cash crisis in local government could be averted if more money was invested in early action rather than focusing on reactive spending, according to a new report.

Early intervention on youth crime could solve £60bn problem

05/12/2013

Campaigners have urged Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) for England and Wales to make early intervention a priority as the best and cheapest way of preventing youth crime – which costs an estimated £60bn annually.

Study finds councils 'pivotal' to early intervention

07/11/2013

Councils are crucial to the success of early intervention and must embed immediate support for families across their work, a three-year study has concluded.

Oxfordshire Council urged not to cut early intervention services

05/11/2013

Trade union Unite is urging Oxfordshire County Council to reconsider plans to cut 700 jobs and reduce services for vulnerable people.

Foundation picks pioneering early intervention councils

08/08/2013

Twenty council areas have been chosen to provide the evidence base for early intervention schemes, as part of efforts to establish a national solution for problems affecting generations.

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