Early years wellbeing

The Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) has published the results from a survey of health visitors working with families across the UK. Findings from 1,323 responses include: 84% reported an increase in children with speech, language and communication delay; 76% reported an increase in child behaviour problems; and 60% of health visitors reported further increases in child safeguarding over the last 12 months. The institute calls for a shared cross-government strategy for the first 1001 days to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for babies, young children and families.

Read the report: Health visitor survey finds that more babies and young children are missing out on the government’s promise of the ‘best start in life’

Source: IHV

Date: 18th January 2023

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