Right for children, better for the economy
We are an independent charity and What Works Centre which champions and supports the use of effective early intervention for children with signals of risk.
11 July 2016 - FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE: WHAT WORKS TO SUPPORT PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION IN THE EARLY YEARS
“This review makes an invaluable contribution to our ability to commission more effectively in the crucial area of early years interventions. The work of EIF is rigorous and thorough..” James Thomas, Director of Children’s Services, London Borough of Newham
EIF has explored the role of the relationship between parents (regardless of whether they are together or separated) in positive parenting and outcomes for children. Our work suggests that family relationships are crucial to healthy child development and children’s life chances…
This review, completed in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, University of Galway & ResearchAbility, bolsters the evidence on the strong links between social and emotional skills in children and how they fare as adults…
A report on what works to improve the quality of parent child interactions from conception to age 5. The report was written by researchers at the Dartington Social Research Unit, University of Warwick and Coventry…
EIF has been working in partnership with the Home Office to produce this research which aims to help local areas make more informed decisions about how best to identify those children and young people who may be at risk of involvement in gangs or youth violence…
Search our interactive library of early intervention programmes and learn about good evidence of impact.
“Families where there are healthy and strong relationships are the foundation from which children can be supported to step up and grasp those life opportunities…” Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions
[EIF's report on inter-parental relationships is] breaking ground in new areas. My guess is that for many, the idea that we can be scientific and objective about this sort of work will be a revelation."
Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
'What Works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children' is really superb. It covers the literature and presents the argument about the importance of couple relationships in a clear and compelling way."
Professors Carolyn and Phil Cowan, Berkeley Psychology, University of California
EIF support has been invaluable in developing a new early help offer which is evidence-based... Of particular value has been the support and advice relating to our local situation. EIF has been our critical friend, enabling us to progress our work at speed and with confidence, knowing that we are adopting best practice."
Chris Wallbanks, Commissioning Manager, Nottingham Council
Thank you EIF for helping create a tidal wave of early intervention thinking that is sweeping across the UK! I am eternally grateful for this fantastic opportunity, the legacy of which will be tangible national improvement to the way we work with children and families. Long may it continue..."
Sarah Jackson, Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police, and participant in the Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders