Popular early years interventions lack evidence, study finds

A number of interventions commonly used to improve the wellbeing of expectant parents and newborns lack evidence of their effectiveness, a study has concluded.

 Jo Casebourne, chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation, said the report casts light on common practices that are shown not to work. Picture: Early Intervention Foundation

The Early Intervention Foundation reportexamined the evidence for the early childhood support offered to families through the Healthy Child Programme for under fives, which was introduced in 2009.

The review found that while many of the interventions in the programme are backed by evidence, there is no proof that a number of commonplace interventions make any difference to parents or children.

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