Policy paper

Healthy Child Programme: Pregnancy and the First 5 Years of Life

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Update of Standard 1 of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (2004).



The Healthy Child Programme for the early life stages focuses on a universal preventative service, providing families with a programme of screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting.