What is Early Intervention Lisburn?

Early Intervention Lisburn Partnership is led by the Resurgam Trust and includes representatives from the community, statutory and voluntary agencies. It is a locality planning group with the aim of developing a collective plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families in Lisburn.

‘The Best for Every Child’ Report 2012

The research report ‘The Best for Every Child’ 2012 (PDF),

involved extensive consultations with a wide range of community organisations, schools and professional agencies working in Lisburn. It highlighted the needs of the disadvantaged areas in Lisburn; the desired outcomes for children and young people and the evidence for taking an early intervention approach.

The evidence of the research demonstrates increasing social problems and poor outcomes for children which despite the best efforts of organisations remain unaddressed.  The most striking message from the report is that early intervention clearly works. ‘When it is an appropriate intervention, applied well, following timely identification of a problem; and mobilised as early as possible maximum impact and long term sustainability can be achieved’.

Some examples of Early Intervention Lisburn in action:

2 Rhymes by 2 in early years settings

Early Talk Boost in playgroups and nurseries

Talk boost in primary schools

Incredible Years in early year’s settings and primary schools

Partnership with Parents delivered in the family home

Mentoring for Achievement in primary and post primary schools

If you need any further information on EIL please Mabel Scullion, Early Intervention Programme Manager, via the following email mabel.scullion@barnardos.org.uk

To view the latest copy of EIL Directory of Services for Lisburn please click here

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