Joint 2020 PST & Action for Children Seminar on Early intervention - invitation only

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28 June 2010 - 08:30 to 10:00
Venue: RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ


Graham Allen MP, is MP for Nottingham North

Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Exec of Action for Children & 2020 Commissioner

Ben Lucas, Director of the 2020 Public Services Trust

When Graham Allen and Iain Duncan Smith came together in 2008 to highlight the role of early intervention in averting social collapse, they set in train a legacy of collaborative thinking that crossed the political divide. This thinking is back on the agenda. Early intervention helps break the deadlock of low achievement, poor parenting and antisocial behaviour. It is cheaper to tackle social problems before they begin, reducing the burden on remedial policies such as prisons, police, drug rehabilitation and benefits. Early Intervention breaks the intergenerational cycle of underachievement. And it has proven results. Momentum is gathering with new evidence and approaches coming to the forefront. Graham Allen’s work in Nottingham shows how early intervention can halt the cycle of repeated mistakes and deprivation and turn around people’s lives. Is early intervention a policy that each of the parties can rally around? Join Graham Allen, Clare Tickell and Ben Lucas to discuss the way in which targeted early intervention can play a role in local communities and to set out the route map for government policy.

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