Social Mobility Commission: Family Hub roll out ‘must learn lessons’ from Sure Start

The government is being urged to learn lessons from the Sure Start children’s centre initiative amid an expansion of Family Hubs across the country. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young...

Early years commission: Ending child poverty central to improving support by 2030

A commission of MPs and children’s campaigners has identified ending child poverty as a core priority for improving early years support and learning in the next decade. The Early Years Commission, which is co...

Health visitor cuts put ‘children at risk of harm’

Health professionals have warned that cuts to health visiting and school nursing services in Hampshire risk harming children and could be replicated across England. Read the full article on this link...

Category - Early Years

Infant mental health

The Parent-Infant Foundation has published findings from an online survey of 283 practitioners working in NHS infant, children and/or young people’s mental health services across the UK, looking at the provision of services for children of different...

Babies in care proceedings

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report providing new evidence about the number of newborn babies and infants in care proceedings in England and Wales, as well as the frequency of urgent hearings in these cases. Figures show...

Early years

Birth to 5 Matters have published non-statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England. The guidance covers: child development; positive relationships; learning and development and includes references to safeguarding...