We’ve outlined the key priorities and actions UK Governments should take to ensure that all children have the best start to life.
Reduce health inequalities
Data consistently show that poverty and inequality impact a child’s whole life, affecting their education, housing and social environment and in turn impacting their health outcomes.
Prioritise public health, prevention and early intervention
Focusing on prevention and delivering early intervention services for parents, children and families can lead to economic savings for the NHS and wider public services, as well as supporting children and young people to enjoy good health across their life course.
Build and strengthen local, cross-sector services to reflect local need
Infants, children, young people and families should have equitable access to cross-sector services, resources, advice and support within the local community to support their health and wellbeing. Services within the community may not be provided by health services but should seek to integrate where possible.