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Evaluating early intervention

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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Intervening early can prevent problems escalating and save money in the long term. But how do services demonstrate this? Joe Lepper asked a range of experts for advice on effective evaluation.

Adult problems made in childhood

A growing body of research on the impact of adverse childhood experiences is starting to shape the planning and delivery of services for vulnerable families in the UK. Charlotte Goddard investigates.

Research Report: National Survey of Injury Prevention Activities of Children's Centres

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
There is a lot of research into the role children's centres play in improving outcomes for disadvantaged families. However, researchers from the University of Nottingham were keen to investigate centres' role in preventing injuries to under-fives, an area not previously analysed. Previous research has found injuries disproportionately affect children from low-income families.

Volunteers absent among first family champions

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  • Monday, October 31, 2011
One of the first areas to trial the government's flagship scheme to get families into work has revealed it has no plans to recruit volunteers to boost provision, despite the founder of the programme wanting to "see thousands" of volunteers supporting the initiative.

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