Prevention and Early Intervention Network

Embedding prevention and early intervention into policy and practice.

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PEIN welcomes ‘First 5 Years’ Strategy’s PEI focus

PRESS RELEASE:  Issued by the Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Focus on Prevention and Early Intervention in ‘First 5 Years’ Strategy welcomed by Network The Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) has...

PEIN Open Event 18th October

PEIN are running an open event on October 18th. There will be a screening of “Resilience – the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” as well as PEI learning & networking opportunities.

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What needs to change to imrpove children's lives? Busy at work translating issues on the ground into concrete plan of action for national change #PEINevent

No photo but wonderfully moving reflections from Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring on her years in the family court and how crucial security and consistency is for children

Thanks to everyone who came along to the PEIN event today. Another lively and productive exchange of views and learning between people passionate about improving the lives of children!

Looking forward to @PEIN_Ire event today and discussion on #earlyintervention #PreventionandEarlyIntervention #earlyyears #ACEAware

Looking forward to hearing from Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring @PEIN_Ire on her thoughts about #prevention and #earlyintervention from a criminal justice perspective

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Who<strong><em>We Are</em></strong>

The Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) was formed in 2010, to bring together evidence-based practice, advocacy and research organisations, in order to:

  • Share, develop and disseminate learning;
  • Support the work of member organisations;
  • Shape policy and practice, nationally, internationally and locally by:
    • Networking and building relationships;
    • Creating learning opportunities:
    • Influencing policy, practice and public discourse.

PEIN is now inviting membership from a wide range of individuals and organisations who are implementing programmes, activities or approaches in child and family services, based on a prevention or early intervention approach. This will enrich PEIN’s capacity to offer a wide-ranging and inclusive perspective on Prevention and

Early Intervention in the Irish context to potential partners, extend the learning and offer all members opportunities for engagement with a broad range of stakeholders.

Our <strong><em>Vision</em></strong>


Embedding Prevention and Early Intervention into Policy and Practice

The role of evidence-based / informed prevention and early intervention in working
for better outcomes for children and young people is understood nationally and locally

The central importance of the rights of the child are recognised and upheld, in government policy, agency practice and amongst the public at large

Funding stream for evidence-based / informed prevention and early intervention
are central to the implementation of government policy

What PEIN offers to members
   Members avail of networking opportunities and meetings to develop and disseminate implementation learning and experience, locally, nationally and internationally
   Thematic Working Groups offer valuable opportunities for organisational representatives to work collaboratively to develop position papers, formulate policy recommendations, and identify best practice
   The PEIN website offers a useful contact point for each Member organisation, including links to their programmes, publications and online resources
  PEIN advocates on behalf of its members for increase recognition of and support for prevention and early intervention in services for children and families.

Follow the link below to join PEIN as an individual or organisation…

Member Organisations


(01) 2530556/8


PEIN – 3rd Floor, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin D07 XN29.


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Promoting positive outcomes for children, families & communities.