Early intervention: smart investment, massive savings
Second independent report to Her Majesty's Government. It proposes two complementary approaches to funding: one is to use current public funding more effectively; the other is to mobilise additional investment from sources outside the public sector.
This will require a new approach to supporting service commissioners, providers and a new cadre of investors.
To achieve this, the creation of a national, independent Early Intervention Foundation is proposed, as well as the development of a reliable evidence base for the most effective early intervention programmes and the creation of a market in social finance to support early intervention.