Commissioned by the Prime Minister, and chaired by my colleague and friend, Andrea Leadsom MP, the Government launched the recommendations of the Early Years Review, which has been developed as part of the early years healthy development review, outlining 6 areas for action to improve the health outcomes of all babies in England.
These 6 Action Areas will ensure families have access to the services and support they need and will ensure every baby gets the best #StartforLife.
I know constituents will be pleased to see this publication set out a vision for brilliance in the 1,001 critical days from conception to the age of 2. My colleagues have emphasised the importance of these first 1,001 critical days, which are a unique period for a baby and sets the foundations for lifelong emotional and physical wellbeing.
This vision was developed with input from families, professionals and academics, and further details are as follows:
- Seamless support for families: a coherent joined-up Start for Life offer available to all families
- A welcoming hub for families: family hubs as a place for families to access Start for Life services
- The information families need when they need it: designing digital, virtual and telephone offers around the needs of the family
- An empowered Start for Life workforce: developing a modern skilled workforce to meet the changing needs of families
- Continually improving the Start for Life offer: improving data, evaluation, outcomes and proportionate inspection
- Leadership for change: ensuring local and national accountability and building the economic case
More information on this absolutely vital review can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-best-start-for-life-a-vision-for-the-1001-critical-days