Graham Allen Review of Early Intervention
Graham Allen is leading an Independent Review of Early Intervention
Graham Allen was appointed by the Government in July 2010 to lead an independent
review into Early Intervention. The review will focus on the following:
- The identification of best practice in the field of Early Intervention
- The dissemination and delivery of best practice at a local level
- New ways to fund early intervention in the future.
Graham Allen issued his Call for Evidence on Friday 24th September. The review defines
Early Intervention as those programmes which ensure that babies, children, and young
people build the social and emotional bedrock to fulfil their potential and reduce
dysfunction. The call for evidence is focusing on those early interventions that
have a clear evidence base and are properly assessed as improving outcomes for their
target group in a cost effective way.
The review is due to report its findings in two stages:
- First report - focus on best practice, dissemination and delivery. Reports to the
Prime Minister early 2011.
- Second report - consider financial instruments. Reports mid 2011.
The focus will be on those programmes that can be seen to provide cost effective
solutions to improve social and emotional capability to break
inter–generational cycles of disadvantage.
Download the Graham
Allen review of Early Intervention call for evidence (32Kb PDF file, 4 pages)