Evidence-based interventions for vulnerable children
Evidence-based interventions support children with complex needs. They give children a better chance of staying with their families rather than going into care.
We are providing funding until March 2015 for local authorities who wish to set up evidence-based intervention programmes in their local area.
The programmes we are funding aim to:
- improve parenting skills
- encourage school attendance
- reduce substance misuse
- reduce antisocial behaviour
The schemes are for:
- birth parents
- carers, such as foster carers, adopters and staff in residential units
- children and young people
The schemes we are funding are:
- Functional family therapy
- Standard multisystemic therapy
- Multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect
- Multidimensional treatment foster care
- Multi-dimensional treatment foster care for prevention (ages 3 to 6)
- Multi-dimensional treatment foster care for school-aged children (ages 7 to 11)
- AdOpt (designed for adoptive parents)
- RESuLT (designed for staff in children’s homes)
- Family drug and alcohol court
- Family group conferences
You can find more information on the evidence-based interventions hub.