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Sustainable Services: Policy context

  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
There are numerous studies showing how events like floods, fires, drought and harm to animals as a result of habitat destruction are affecting the mental health of young people, who now face even more uncertainty about their future because of the pandemic.

Social Mobility in the Early Years: Policy context

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
A socially mobile country provides equal opportunities for everyone, across big cities and small towns, and regardless of whether your parents are rich or poor. Yet, research has shown that children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds start school behind their better-off peers developmentally.

How I Got Here - Jade Swain-Veneziale

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
I first started attending my local children’s centre when I became a mum in April 2015. I had health complications following the birth of my daughter, and because I have no family close by and at the time I was in an unstable marriage, I felt very unsupported and isolated. I was desperate for somewhere to go where I could find advice, support and comfort and where I could also feel safe.

First 1,001 Days: Policy context

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Ensuring children are well nourished, loved and interacted with in the first two years is crucial. Sir Michael Marmot's review of health inequalities in 2010 stressed that "what happens in these early years has lifelong effects" on a person's health, wellbeing and life chances.

Early Childhood Development: Policy context

Bold Beginnings, the Ofsted report published in November 2017, highlighted the progress early education services have made in ensuring young children develop the basic skills they need to learn and thrive.

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