The EIF Standards of Evidence

The EIF standards of evidence as used in the Guidebook’s Programme Library are set out below.

The diagram below shows how these standards relate to the evidence standards of other organisations working in this area.

Our recently published review, “Foundations for Life: What Works to Support Parent Child Interaction in the Early Years”, has taken a different approach, although the underpinning criteria by which we assess have not changed. This signals a broader change in the way we communicate our ratings, which may also lead to a change in the way ratings are communicated in the Guidebook in the future.

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