This report, produced with The Children's Society in collaboration with Children & Young People Now, looks at how funding for, and spending on, early intervention services has changed over the last five years.
Drawing on data from government departments, local authority data and a freedom of information request by Children and Young People Now, the report provides an analysis of trends and looks forward to how services may be affected if cuts to government spending continues.
Early intervention funding - previously called the Early Intervention Grant - has enabled local authorities to step in early through children's centres, and with services for teenage pregnancy, drugs and alcohol misuse, and positive activities for young people.
Cuts that Cost offers recommendations for government, including protecting early intervention spending from further erosion and encouraging local authorities to identify and share effective approaches to maintaining and strengthening early intervention services. But over the last five years such early help services have been a casualty of government spending cuts, with funding falling from £3.2bn in 2010 to £1.4bn in 2015.
View our regional breakdown of how spending on early intervention has changed across England in the map below. Click county for the breakdown.