20/08/2021: Increased Focus On Prevention And Early Intervention
In part 2 of her Review of Drugs, Dame Carol Black says we need increased focus on primary prevention and early intervention.
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18/06/2021: Kate Middleton launches Centre for Early Childhood
The Duchess of Cambridge has launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of the early years. The centre, which has been developed with input from the Anna Freud Centre, will focus on research, working with people across the private, public and voluntary sectors on new solutions and campaigning to raise awareness.
15/04/2021: Early intervention investment could save councils £7bn, researchers say
Councils in England with above-average rates of looked-after children could save a total of £7bn over the next decade by focusing on early intervention policies that target vulnerable families, according to researchers. The research focuses on the long-term savings that can be achieved through early intervention strategies across four areas, which have a higher than England’s average rate of looked after children, which is 67 per 10,000 children.
26/03/2021: Most children in youth justice system have suffered trauma, research suggests
The majority of children in the youth justice system have been subject to abuse, trauma or poverty, new research shows. The Punishing Abuse report, published by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, raises concerns that “a number of children in the youth justice system are being punished as a consequence of the impact on their behaviours of their early abuse and loss.”