The Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) is a Northern Ireland Executive/Atlantic Philanthropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme, funded jointly by DoH, DE, DoJ, DfC, DfE and the Delivering Social Change fund and the Atlantic Philanthropies. EITP aims to improve outcomes for children and young people across Northern Ireland through embedding early intervention approaches.”
There are 3 EITP workstreams:
Workstream 1 aims to equip all parents with the skills needed to give their child the best start in life and will focus on 3 key parenting stages;
- Getting Ready for Baby Project- laying the foundations for effective parenthood
- Getting Ready for Toddler Project - developing and encouraging parenting skills
- Getting Ready to Learn Project - supporting parents as their child’s first educator
- Getting Ready for Baby and Getting Ready for Toddler Projects
Workstream 2 aims to support families when problems arise before they need statutory involvement will deliver five new flexible Early Intervention Services across Northern Ireland, which will deliver a range of practical and therapeutic supports to families.
- EITP Workstream 2 Summary Paper - Early Intervention Support Service
- Rapid Review of Evidence for EIS – September 2014
- Report 2 – Towards a Shortlist of Potential Approaches and Interventions for Delivery of EIS – November 2014
- EISS Operational Guidance
- Developing an Assessment Toolkit for the Early Intervention Support Service (EISS) Evidence Review - July 2015
- Early Intervention Support Service Parent/Carer Questionnaire
- Early Intervention Support Service Young’ Person’s Questionnaire
- EITP - Workstream 2 - An Audit of Evidence Based Parenting Programmes in Northern Ireland - January 2016
- EITP - Parenting Programmes Review for Workstream 2 - Full report - December 2014
- EITP - Parenting Programmes Review for Workstream 2 - Executive Summary - December 2014
- Early intervention Support Service Regional Quarterly Report Card No 2
Workstream 3 aims to positively address the impact of adversity on children and will focus on:
- the Belfast Intensive Family Support Project
- the Home on Time Project; (further information is also available at HSC Adoption and Foster Care
- the Edges Project
- the Families Inside Out Project
Information on EITP is also available from the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership.
The Workstream 4 Working Better Together Professional Development Project aims to strengthen the culture of inter-professional working practice by supporting professionals to train together in undergraduate, postgraduate and post qualifying settings, including in shared practice environments. It also aims to embed commonality in prevention and early intervention approaches, and in using evidence informed practice and quality improvement.”
EITP Commissioned Research Call
The Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (PHA), in partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies and EITP, has now issued an EITP Commissioned Research Call. This invites applications for commissioned research on the current outcomes of the implementation of EITP under its 3 workstreams.
Further information is available from PHA Research and Development.