Recommendation 3

Tackle health inequalities so that all babies have a good start to life

  • A national strategy to support babies in the first 1001 days should include targeted approaches to reduce inequalities
  • The next government to commit to tackle child poverty and scrap the two-child limit policy
  • Integrated Care Systems to be held accountable for their statutory duty to reduce health inequalities and invest in services that support babies’ social and emotional development
  • Services to be co-produced with families to reach the most vulnerable babies in marginalised and isolated families