April 2019 APPG Meeting – New Developments in Westminster and Whitehall

On Monday 29th April 2019, Tim Loughton MP chaired a joint meeting of the Conception to Age Two and Children’s APPGs focusing on Emotional Wellbeing in the Early Years. The purpose of the meeting was to find out about the latest developments in Westminster and Whitehall including the NHS Long Term Plan, Health Select Committee…

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February 2019 APPG Meeting – The Case for Action

On 27th February 2019, we launched two new infographics about the importance of first 1001 days. These were co-created by over one hundred people from across the sector. The first infographic describes babies’ brain development, and the second contains key facts and statistics. Together, they set out a clear, concise and compelling case to convince…

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The Prevention Green Paper

The 1001 Critical Days Movement is working hard to persuade Government that supporting early relationships should be a core part of its prevention agenda. Our chair, Tim Loughton MP, wrote to Health Secretary Matt Hancock in February 2019 about the contents of the Green Paper. You can read his letter here. The Green Paper says…

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November 2018 APPG Meeting – The Case for Action

On 27th November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age 2 – both chaired by Tim Loughton MP – held a joint meeting about infant mental health. This was a fantastic opportunity to hear from parliamentarians and civil servants about the important work that is underway in…

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Transforming Infant Wellbeing

In 2014-15, a 1001 Critical Days lecture series brought together contemporary research concerning parent and infant mental health. The knowledge shared inspired a book, edited by Dr Penelope Leach, called Transforming Infant Wellbeing: Research, Policy and Practice for the first 1001 Critical Days. The book contains 25 original articles by acknowledged experts in different aspects…

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1001 Critical Days Manifesto

The 1001 Critical Days Manifesto is a unique, cross-party manifesto setting out a vision for the provision of services in the UK for the period between conception and age 2 for the early years period. The Manifesto was launched in 2013 and again in 2015. In launching the Manifesto, politicians from across the political spectrum…

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Building Great Britons

The Building Great Britons report, published in 2015, summarises key evidence about the importance of the first 1001 days. It was developed by a panel of experts and parliamentarians who came together over several months to take evidence and question witnesses from a wide range of backgrounds. It contains a wealth of recommendations for policy…

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