On the right track: Implementation

This report includes key messages for commissioning and implementing services, features of good implementation, and a tool to help commissioners and providers to keep their implementation on track.

The report draws on learning from the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative – where government, together with The Atlantic Philanthropies invested in 52 programmes and services for children and young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Learning emerged through 22 process evaluations of prevention and early intervention programmes, together with our experience of supporting implementation of programmes and policies, such as the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme, the HSE Nurture Programme, and the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) in Northern Ireland.