Early Intervention Transformation Programme

EITP_LogoThe Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) is part of the Delivering Social Change Atlantic Philanthropies Signature Programme.  The Programme aims to improve outcomes for children and young people across Northern Ireland through embedding early intervention approaches.  Collectively funded over a three year period by DE, DHSSPS, DEL, DSD, DOJ, OFMDFM and the Atlantic Philanthropies, the EITP seeks to transform services to children and families in order to deliver a long term legacy of improvement.


Programme Focus

  • Government working together/pulling resources to focus on prevention and earlier intervention;
  • Using evidence to inform changes to practice;
  • To deliver transformational improvements in outcomes that can be sustained over the long-term; and
  • On using data, research and outcome indicators to demonstrate impact on outcomes for children. 

EITPPorjects

 

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The Programme aims to achieve three distinct objectives:

  • equipping parents with the skills needed to give their child the best start in life
  • supporting families when problems first emerge, before they become embedded or statutory services are required; and
  • positively addressing the impact of adversity on children by intervening both earlier and more effectively to reduce the risk of poor outcomes later in life

Latest News/ Events

  • News & Events
Play & Challenge – Play Matters Briefing July 2018 - The latest Play Matters briefing explores Play and Challenge. Children need the freedom to play how they choose and sometimes this includes taking risks and engaging in risky, challenging play. Continue Reading →
Play Matters – EITP Project - The Children and Young People’s Strategy Team within the Department of Education is taking forward a Play and Leisure project entitled Play Matters which is funded through the Delivering Social Change – Continue Reading →
EITP – Getting Ready for Toddler launch new video - There are two key changes being introduced universally relating to the delivery of services for children aged 3+ in their preschool year:- 3+ Health Review: This is a new Health Continue Reading →
Southern Early Intervention Support Service (EISS) Stakeholder Event - This event is open to all who have an interest in the future of supporting families within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area.  It will be held on Continue Reading →
EITP – Getting Ready to Learn Funding Information Sessions - Getting Ready to Learn is a project funded through the Early Intervention Transformation Programme, which seeks to support pre-school settings with DE Funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement Continue Reading →
EITP: Getting Ready to Learn Programme Update -   The Getting Ready to Learn Project aims to support pre-school education settings with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning to ensure maximum parental Continue Reading →
Getting Ready for Baby – Early Intervention Transformation Programme - The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a new programme for first time parents.  Getting Ready for Baby is a new way of delivering care and supporting parents Continue Reading →
Department of Health Minister welcomes EITP EDGES Service showcase at Stormont - The Department of Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill addressed Health and Social Care providers at a recent Long Gallery showcase of the EITP EDGES Service. The EDGES Service is one of the projects Continue Reading →
New Business to Support Young People Leaving Care - A new business venture has been launched to help support young people who have been cared for, by health and social care services across the Southern area, to seek employment Continue Reading →
DSC Stakeholder Update – July 2016 - CARNEGIE ROUNDTABLE ON MEASURING WELLBEING A Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing event was held on 7 July in Belfast. Established in 2013, membership of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing Continue Reading →
Development of the next Children and Young People’s Strategy - Our online survey seeking the views of children and young people closed on 17 June 2016 with over 300 responses received. Analysis of the responses has now begun and will Continue Reading →
Delivering Social Change Stakeholder Update – April 2016 - The Early Intervention Transformation Programme The Early Intervention Support Service (EISS) aim is to support families when problems first emerge, before they become embedded or before statutory services are required. Continue Reading →
Delivering Social Change Stakeholder Update – February 2016 - Keep up to date with all the latest developments happening within the Delivering Social Change Stakeholder Update.  The latest update includes information on:- Together: Building A United Community Programme for Continue Reading →
The Incredible Years Parenting Programme 7th April – 30th June 2016 (Open to Families within Belfast Area) - Barnardo’s will be delivering the Incredible Years Parenting Programme – Promoting Positive Behaviours for Primary Aged Children.  This programme is only open to families within the Belfast area. The programme is designed Continue Reading →
Promoting Earlier Intervention and Prevention - Two significant opportunities arose in December to highlight the importance of early intervention and showcase the work of CYPSP and Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP). The work of CYPSP and Continue Reading →

Publications/ Team Members

  • Publications
  • EITP Team

 

Programme Manager – Astrid Hamilton

Astrid Hamilton is working within the Department of Health, Social Services and Personal Safety in the role of Early Intervention Transformation Programme Manager

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