The Next Generation: A Policy Report from the Early Years Commission

Posted 20th April 2020

Children’s experiences in the earliest years of their lives strongly influence their future outcomes but policy is currently focused on dealing with the consequences of early adversity. The most effective intervention strategy requires helping parents to get it right at the antenatal, postnatal and infant stages. Despite current policy’s far-reaching positive implications, relationships in the early years remain on the sidelines. This report lays out policy recommendations that support the relational needs of children under three and their families.

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