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Other programmes

According to the EIF standards of evidence, programmes that do not meet the threshold for a level 2 rating do not have even preliminary evidence of achieving outcomes for children. Programmes listed on this page have been assessed by EIF and found not to meet the threshold for inclusion in the Guidebook, because they are rated ‘not level 2’ (or NL2).

A rating of NL2 does not mean that a programme ‘does not work’. Many NL2 programmes are developing and innovating, on the way to becoming established, effective programmes. Many other programmes that are rated 2 or higher today would have received an NL2 rating earlier in their lifecycle.

We provide this list for the sake of transparency. If a programme is not included in the Guidebook and is not on this list, then it has not been assessed by EIF.

For a list of programmes that may be in the process of assessment, see: Work in progress

NL2 programmes

  • Active Parenting
  • Assertive Outreach Model, including Baby Express
  • Baby Express
  • Baby Steps
  • Bookstart Baby
  • Bookstart Corner
  • Born to Move
  • Circle of Security (home visiting)
  • Enhancing Adoptive Parenting
  • Enhancing Parenting Skills programme (EPAS)
  • Families and Schools Together (FAST) Baby
  • Family Action's Perinatal Support Project (evolved from Newpin)
  • Go-Givers Make A Difference Challenge (MADC)
  • It Takes Two to Talk
  • Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
  • Learning Together Programme – Early PEEP: 1s Level
  • Learning Together Programme – Early PEEP: 2s Level
  • Learning Together Programme – Early PEEP: Baby PEEP
  • Listening to children (LTC)
  • Mellow Babies
  • Mellow Bumps
  • Modified Interaction Guidance
  • My Baby's Brain
  • Parent Infant Project (PIP)
  • Parenting Wisely
  • Parents 1st Community Parent Volunteer Peer Support Programme
  • Parents as Partners (formerly known as Supporting Father Involvement)
  • Second Step Middle School
  • Sing & Grow Programme
  • Strengthening Families Program
  • TalkAbility
  • Target Word
  • The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System
  • Triple P Primary Care
  • Triple P Selected Seminar Series
  • Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting – Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)
  • Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP)

Published July 2024