Since its establishment in 2010, the Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) has been channelling the commitment, expertise and experience of our many members, and the various perspectives that they bring. PEIN provides members with opportunities to learn, share, challenge and collaborate in a supportive environment. Together we promote effective approaches and provide a cohesive voice in the child and family sector.
The case for prioritising prevention and early intervention at both government policy and practice level has become increasingly important. In the period since our establishment, Ireland has been through a recession and a global pandemic. The ongoing fallout from both continues, in parallel with national crises in housing and health provision. The heaviest burden is carried by vulnerable children and families. PEIN works to highlight the weight, impact and solutions to this burden.
That every child, young person, family and community in Ireland is supported to be all that they can be, through the provision of timely, appropriate and integrated information, advice and services that are planned and delivered prioritising prevention and early intervention.