Prevention and Early Intervention

Experience and research show that a proactive approach – with a priority on prevention and early intervention – delivers better outcomes for children, parents and families.

Prevention reduces the vulnerability of children to a potentially harmful event. By identifying risk factors along with sources of support and resilience for individual children or specific groups, states are able to deliver meaningful, effective and knowledge-based prevention measures.

Early interventions are made before a risk transforms into actual harm, and also early in the life of the child – from the period during the pregnancy and childbirth through to early childhood.

To implement this core strategic area of work and priorities the Expert Group plays a role as convenor, facilitating dialogue and exchange with the aim of identifying promising and good practice, building mutual trust and promoting a regional approach and culture on children’s rights and child protection.