The Early Years Change Fund was established in 2011 as a partnership of the Scottish Government, local government and the NHS. Its task is to take forward a significant change programme to help deliver the joint commitment to prioritising the early years of children’s lives and to embed early intervention and prevention. Across the three years of the Early Years Change Fund from 2012-2015, the Scottish Government has committed £44 million; the NHS has committed £117 million and local government £105 million. The Scottish Government also contributed £8.5 million in 2015-16 to support the final transition year of funding.
We commissioned independent research to summarise the Community Planning Partnership annual returns on the Change Fund, to better understand the impact and the progress being made towards prioritising prevention and early intervention. You can view the full report: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/1815 and research findings paper: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/7345/0.