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Early Years Intervention

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

28. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of intervening in the early years of a child's life to prevent social exclusion. (149821)

30. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of intervening in the early years of a child's life to prevent social exclusion. (149824)

Early intervention is a core principle in the social exclusion action plan. For example this document highlighted the relative costs and benefits of a rigorously tested programme in the US, the Nurse Family Partnership, that provides intensive home visiting by health visitors to disadvantaged mothers from pregnancy until the child is two years old.