Working for babies: Lockdown lessons from local systems (2021)
The first 1001 days, from pregnancy to age two, are an age of opportunity. This is a critically important period of rapid development that lays the foundations for later health, wellbeing and happiness.
In Spring 2020, as coronavirus hit the UK and the nation went into lockdown, local services had to adapt to deliver under new restrictions and to react to the growing and changing needs of their communities. At that time, we observed differences in how local systems responded to the needs of babies and their families. We were keen to understand these differences, and what they might tell us more generally about why babies’ needs are understood, prioritised and addressed more in some places than others.
Published January 2021.
This report was written by Jodie Reed (Lead Author) with Natalie Parish of Isos Partnership for the First 1001 Days Movement.
This project was commissioned and overseen by the Parent-Infant Foundation as the Secretariat to the Movement, and funded by Cattanach.