The aim of early childhood intervention is to reach all children and families in need of support as early as possible and as quickly as possible

Early childhood intervention (ECI) services and provision need to be scheduled to respond to the needs of the children and their families, and not the other way round. The children and the families should be at the centre of all actions of the ECI process. The wishes of families should be respected, including possibilities for choices.

Sharing information among professionals and providing adequate information to families should be of high priority. Service providers should have the responsibility to ensure that all families have access to the right information and the information they specifically need.

See the key policy messages from the Agency’s update project on Early Childhood Intervention (2009–2010) to find out more.

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