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iHV supports call for more investment into Early Intervention

30th October 2018

iHV supports the call by the Early Intervention Foundation for more investment into Early Intervention in England, following the publication of its report, Realising the potential of early intervention. This report sets out a bold plan of action to ensure effective early intervention is available to the children, young people and families who need it most.

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director iHV, said:

“The Institute of Health Visiting supports the call by EIF for more investment into Early Intervention in England. We would like to see this extended to research and investment into whole universal systems change, as well as individually focused approaches. For example, health visitors are alarmed by seeing current cuts to their services resulting in many more vulnerable children having their needs recognised late, and needing much more complex and expensive interventions, than if their families had received sufficient early support that health visitors could once offer.”