#TurnOffTheTaps Invest in Health Visiting

Today we are launching our #TurnOffTheTaps campaign calling for investment in Health Visiting services. The focus of Government policy and spending is too often on dealing with a backlog of unmet needs, rather than reducing this need through improving the health, happiness and resilience of our citizens. We are investing billions in overstretched health and…

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June 2021 All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting

On 8th June, during Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, the APPG for Conception to Age Two met to discuss the Health and Care Bill and how it might support local action to support babies and their families. The meeting with chaired by Tim Loughton MP. A full recording of the discussion is available to watch…

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Queen’s Speech Briefing

This week the Queen’s Speech committed the Government to “ensuring children have the best start in life, prioritising their early years”. The First 1001 Days Movement welcomes this announcement. We must act now to put babies at the heart of major decisions on the restructure of public health, the Health and Care Bill and the…

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First 1001 Days Movement response to the Start for Life Vision

The Start for Life Review is a welcome government commitment to improve health and wellbeing in the First 1001 Days, from pregnancy to age two. It provides a solid evaluation of the services, workforce and leadership needed to improve outcomes during these formative years. As the document itself recognises, “The words on the page will not change what happens”, it…

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#WhatAboutUs

On 23rd March, to mark the first anniversary of the first lockdown, the First 1001 Days Movement has launched a new element to our campaign to recognise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on babies and their families.  In the last year, over 600,000 babies have been born who have lived their whole lives in…

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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…

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Spending Review is a Missed Opportunity to Invest in Youngest Children

Summary Yesterday’s Spending Review was a missed opportunity to fund vital support for the youngest children, both as part of the COVID recovery package, and as a long term investment in our nation’s future. Failing to invest in the earliest years of life is a false economy, and will have costs to babies, public services…

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First 1001 Days Receives Funding from AIM Foundation

The First 1001 Days Movement is delighted to announce that we have received a three-year grant from the AIM Foundation.  The funds will enable a range of activities including the recruitment of a new Membership and Parliamentary Officer.   This new role will play a vital role by actively engaging our membership for maximum impact and…

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