Birmingham City Council’s “Brighter Futures” strategy led to unprecedented investment in evidence-based early intervention and prevention. Louise Morpeth and Michael Little explain more
STUDENTS IN BIRMINGHAM IN THE UK will probably be a little happier, smarter, and less badly behaved as a result of the “Brighter Futures” strategy introduced by the City Council in 2007. It focuses on prevention and early intervention strategies, with the aim of improving outcomes for the city’s children and young people. Currently, several programs are being piloted and, if they prove successful, decisions will be made on whether they will be rolled out across Birmingham.
|What we know|
|● When investment is planned, it makes sense to invest in tested and effective programs and practices.
● Evidence-based programs are part of the solution to many social problems, and can therefore be worth the investment.
● Programs must be implemented with fidelity if they are to be effective.
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