A group of people meeting at a Prevention Through Partnership event.Prevention Through Partnership is a new programme that aims to increase early interventions that prevent poor outcomes for children, young people and their families. 

Created for regional decision-makers, the programme features a series of regional capacity-building days and a range of new online tools.

Prevention Through Partnership is led by our Include Programme and Stars National Initiative

Visit Include's website to register your interest in attending an event or to request information.

Who will get the most from Prevention Through Partnership

People who will benefit most from the scheme include:

  • professionals and decision-makers from statutory agencies and health, education and voluntary sectors
  • adult treatment services and adult mental health teams
  • early years, probation and youth-offending services workers

Jenny Frank, manager of Include, said: ‘Through Prevention Through Partnership, we’re supporting agencies working with vulnerable families, such as those where a parent is experiencing mental ill-health or substance misuse, and may be relying on a child to provide care.'

Online resources

In addition to the capacity-building days, Prevention Through Partnership’s online tools allow practitioners to share and draw upon knowledge. 

The electronic resources allow you to share innovative models, support implementation of a 'Team around the Family' approach. The tools also provide aids for workforce development, and involving young people and families in planning and service provision. 


Sixteen capacity-building events are being held across England. At each event, tables will be allocated for 10-12 key professionals and decision makers.

Visit our Include programme's website to register your interest in attending an event, or to request information.

Thank you

Prevention Through Partnership is funded by the Department for Education.

The work is supported by a range of stakeholders, including the Associate Directors of Adults Social Services, Associate Directors of Children’s Services, the Department of Health, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE), National Treatment Agency, the Children’s Commissioner, YoungMinds, Revolving Doors Agency, Barnardo’s, Catch22 and independent specialist consultants and social enterprises.