policy links - England, Ireland and Wales

Here you can find some government policy links (and reports that have influenced government policy) that are relevant to Peeple's aims and to the parenting and early years sectors more generally.

> How Peep Programmes support early years Health work with families - demonstrates how Peep links to Public Health England's and the Dept of Health and Social Care's Six early years high impact areas for health visiting, relating to the Healthy Child Programme and MECC (make every contact count) approach (2018). The Peep approach also complements the iHV's 'Health Visiting in England: A Vision for the Future' (2019). Midwives, health visitors and community nursery nurses are often the main people, beyond close family and friends, that families have contact with during the weeks and months before and after a child's birth. The Peep Antenatal Programme and Learning Together Programme offer a simple way that they can share practical ideas with families, supporting the early development of a strong attachment relationship.  

> 'Improving the home learning environment: a behaviour change approach' (Nov 2018, Department for Education) 
Changing behaviour to help promote early language and literacy development through the home learning environment (HLE).

early education, learning and development:

'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework' (updated April 2018, Department for Education) - England and Wales - The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.
Foundation phase framework for 3-7 year olds - Wales
  'Foundations for quality: Review of early education and childcare qualifications' (June 2012, Professor Cathy Nutbrown)
'The Early Years: Foundations for life, health and learning' (March 2011, Dame Clare Tickell, Chair of the EYFS Review)
Government-commissioned Independent review into the impact of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) on children's learning and development, and early years practitioners.

> Learning to learn framework - early years education and learning - Northern Ireland

>  National Quality Framework for Early Childhood education - Siolta (birth to six years) - Republic of Ireland
Curriculum framework for early childhood - Aistear - Republic of Ireland

Review of Children and Young People's Mental Health provision:
>  'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper' - and the government's response to the consultation and next steps (July 2018, Department for Health and Social Care, and Department for Education)
>  Peeple's response to the mental health provision green paper consultation (March 2018, Peeple)
>  'Are we listening? Review of children and young people's mental health services' (March 2018, Care and Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England)

>  'Social mobility policies between 1997 and 2017: time for change' report (June 2017, Social Mobility Commission)

> 'Early Intervention - Briefing Paper' (June 2017, for House of Commons library)
"Early intervention is a public policy approach which encourages preventative intervention in the lives of children or their parents, to prevent problems developing later in life. Interventions can either be targeted at children deemed to be at higher risk of disadvantage, or can be universal in scope. As well as the political and social benefits of preventing poor outcomes in later life, such as mental health problems, low educational attainment and crime, advocates of early intervention also cite economic benefits to the approach. This is based on the argument that preventative policies cost less to implement than reactive policies. Due to the rapid pace of physical and social development in children’s early years, early intervention is a policy approach often targeted at very young children. This briefing paper looks at early intervention in terms of policies targeted at children from conception to age five."

> Childcare Act 2016 (March 2016, UK Parliament)
"An Act to make provision about free childcare for young children of working parents and about the publication of information about childcare and related matters by local authorities in England."

> 'Sure Start Children's Centres: guidance for local authorities' (April 2013, Department for Education)
> '
Best Practice for a Sure Start:The Way Forward for Children’s Centres' - (July 2013, Report from the All Party Parliamentary Sure Start Group)

> Building a brighter future: Early Years and Childcare Plan: Wales (2013, Welsh Government)

> 'Review of Child Protection: a child-centred system' (May 2011, Professor Eileen Munro, Dept for Education-appointed review)

> 'Early Intervention: The next steps' (Jan 2011, Government-appointed Early Intervention Review Team/ Graham Allen MP)

> 'The Foundation Years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults' (Dec 2010, Government-appointed Review on poverty and life chances/ Frank Field MP)

> 'Fair society, healthy lives: strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010' (Jan 2010, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Dept for Health-appointed independent review). 'The Marmot review 10 years on' is due to be published Feb 2020.

> 'Opportunity for all: Tackling poverty and social exclusion' (Sept 1999, Dept for Social Security)