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2 The Case for Change: Why do we need specialised parent-infant relationship teams?  Chapter contents Introduction The first 1001 days are a crucial time and what happens in this period influences lifelong health and wellbeing Relationships, especially the parent-infant relationship, are at the heart of healthy development Early adversity brings costs to individuals, society and…

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1001 Days Manifesto Updates APPG Activities Resources Evidence Briefs Infographics Working for Babies Members APPG Meetings 2023/24 Tuesday, 19 March 2024 This was a hybrid meeting where the First 1001 Days Movement launched the ‘Manifesto for Babies’. It took place after a short EGM that was required to bring the APPG in line with new…

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First 1001 Days Movement calls for action to address decline in baby health

Over 200 charities publish a ‘Manifesto for babies’ today, to address a five-year decline in toddler development. One in five two-year olds in England are now below expected levels of development. Charities warn failure to act now will create ‘a ticking time bomb’ that hits when children start school. Ahead of what is set to…

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Chapter 6

6 Operational Delivery: Moving from Set-Up to Sustainability Chapter contents Finding families to work with Start by screening for suitability Managing a waiting list Typical referral management process Allocation within the team Trauma Informed Approaches Making first contact The first appointment Agreeing further work Letters Interventions Managing endings Follow up Sharing information with others Recording…

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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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Introducing the New Chair of the Parent Infant Foundation, Nick Wilkie

The Parent Infant Foundation is delighted to welcome its new Chair of Trustees, Nick Wilkie.  Nick brings a wealth of experience in the children’s sector from his previous roles as Chief Executive of NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and London Youth, and UK Programmes Director at Save the Children.  Nick joins Parent Infant Foundation at a critical time as we…

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Chapter 3

3 Funding and Commissioning a Specialised Parent-Infant Relationship Team Chapter contents The range of work that parent-infant teams do and the impact they create An example of a system-level Theory of Change: the impacts of specialised parent-infant relationship teams on a local system Commissioning for outcomes Commissioning arrangements Specialised parent-infant relationship teams support outcomes which…

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Annual report reveals the Parent-Infant Foundation is supporting more babies through specialised parent-infant teams than ever before.

The Foundations’ work is driven by our mission to support the growth and quality of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the UK to give babies the best possible start to life.   We are pleased to share our annual report, which describes what the Foundation team achieved, with our partners, in 2020-21, including key statistics…

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1 Introduction and Key Concepts Chapter contents What is this toolkit and who is it for? Navigating the Toolkit What are specialised parent-infant relationship teams? Characteristics of specialised parent-infant relationship teams Specialised teams are part of the parent-infant relationships ecosystem Why do we need specialised parent-infant relationship teams? The importance of a shared language from…

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Chapter 1

1 Introduction and Key Concepts Chapter contents What is this toolkit and who is it for? Navigating the Toolkit What are specialised parent-infant relationship teams? Characteristics of specialised parent-infant relationship teams Specialised teams are part of the parent-infant relationships ecosystem Why do we need specialised parent-infant relationship teams? The importance of a shared language from…

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