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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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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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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As newspapers and websites report that Public Health England may be replaced by a ‘National Institute for Health Protection’, the First 1001 Days Movement calls on Government to provide clarity about the future of Public Health England’s role in giving babies the best start in life. Public Health England plays a vital role in protecting…

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This week, the First 1001 Days Movement launched as an alliance of over 130 charities and professional bodies campaigning to improve babies’ emotional wellbeing and development.  The first 1001 days, from pregnancy until a child’s second birthday, are an age of opportunity. There is clear, compelling evidence that this is a significant and influential phase…

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For Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, we have created a new infographic which explains what infant mental health is, and why it matters. Anyone can download this and use it to help them to champion babies’ emotional wellbeing and development. The infographic is available with a blue and white background. Our two existing infographics have…

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The First 1001 Days Movement’s work to ensure that babies’ needs are understood and prioritised has continued: On Wednesday 6th May, 1001 Days Members, Home-Start UK, Best Beginnings and the Parent Infant Foundation, together with the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, launched a new survey to gather the experiences and concerns of families who are experiencing…

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Today, 43 charities and professional bodies joined together to call on national and local decision makers to give urgent attention to the wellbeing of babies, toddlers and their parents during the COVID-19 crisis. The organisations issued a statement describing the huge risks faced by some babies and toddlers as a result of increased pressure on…

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