MPs call for national early intervention strategy
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has called on the Government to draw up a new national strategy for early intervention approaches to address childhood adversity and trauma.
The Evidence-based early years intervention Report urges the Government to capitalise fully on the opportunity that early intervention provides to transform the lives of those who suffer adversity in childhood, while also saving long-term costs to Government.
The Committee’s Report identifies examples of early intervention working well around the country, but also the challenges that local authorities and their partners currently face in delivering effective, evidence-based early intervention. It concludes that the overall provision of early intervention in England is fragmented, with varying levels of support, focus on evidence, and success.
Click on the links to find out more information on the Committee’s website.