On Tuesday 19th January, the Conception to Age Two APPG met virtually. The meeting was joined by over 120 people watching via zoom and youtube.

At the meeting, Jodie Reed from Isos Partnership presented the Working for Babies Report findings about how local systems responded to the needs of babies and their families during the pandemic.  Andrea Leadsom MP updated the group on the Early Years Healthy Development Review, describing how her recommendations “chimed” with the findings of the Working for Babies report. Sarah Newman, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Bi-borough area spoke about the challenges and opportunities in delivering services for babies and their families during the pandemic and beyond.

The meeting was chaired by Tim Loughton MP, and ended with questions and an interesting panel discussion. It is available to watch here: https://youtu.be/NvtGZrtg-ec