There is a growing acknowledgement that those first early years of a child’s life are absolutely crucial. Getting it right as parents with professional help and public resource to support where needed has the potential to make a huge difference to how that child will grow into an adult contributing to society. Putting this approach at the heart of what Government does, across all party divides, has the potential to be life-changing literally which makes the work of the APPG so important.
The recently published 1001 Critical Days Manifesto seeks to ensure that:
Every baby receives sensitive and responsive care from their main caregivers in the first years of life.
Parents feel confident to raise their children in a loving and supportive environment.
A holistic approach to all ante, peri (around 20th week of pregnancy to around the 28th day of life) and postnatal services enabling seamless access for all families.
You can find out more here: http://www.1001criticaldays.co.uk/index.php