Introduction

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly intervention
Subtitle of host publicationsupporting and strengthening families
EditorsSharon Vincent
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherDunedin
ISBN (Print)9781780460369
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2015
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Early investment in vulnerable families, both in terms of the timing of early support or at the onset of issues, is more effective and cheaper than specialist support which is offered only once problems become complex. One of the best ways to keep children safe is to develop innovative ways of enhancing the quality of help received by families, to redesign services around children and families’ needs, and to provide an early help through better inter-agency working. This book examines early intervention policy across the UK and promising practice initiatives which have been designed to support vulnerable families.