• Welcome to Investing in Children.

    Investing in Children, produced by Dartington Social Research Unit,
    provides free and independent advice on the costs and benefits
    of competing investment options in children's services.

    All figures were accurate at September 2013. Updating of figures is ongoing.

  • Search and compare over 100 interventions

    Use Investing in Children to find interventions that match your criteria, compare
    their cost and cost-benefit, and see which ones meet the highest standards
    of evidence according to Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development.

  • Read about individual interventions and cross-cutting issues

    Investing in Children profiles interventions we think deserve wider
    publicity in 'Intervention of the week', and provides comment on
    topical issues in regular Features and Blogs.

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Intervention of the week

Targeted Reading intervention is aimed at struggling readers aged 5-7 years with a benefit cost ratio of 7.98


Life skills strategy aims for delayed
first-use of legal substances