Charities unite to ensure next government prioritises early intervention

Over 50 voluntary sector and public finance experts have backed a call by the Early Intervention Foundation for the next government to prioritise prevention of social problems.

The EIF has published a joint letter co-signed by organisations including Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Action for Children, and Women’s Aid, calling for a long-term commitment to early intervention for children to reduce the need for spending on late intervention by 10 per cent by 2020.

It follows research from the foundation that found the government spends £17bn a year on ‘late intervention’ on the social problems affecting young people.

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