Policy

Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children

Supporting detail:

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:

You can find more information on the evidence-based interventions hub.

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