Policy paper

Supporting families in the foundation years

Our plans to create an effective support system for parents with children in their earliest years and the practitioners who work with them.

Documents

Supporting families in the foundation years

Families in the foundation years: evidence pack

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Detail

The ‘Supporting families in the foundation years’ document is for all those who commission, lead and deliver services for:

  • mothers and fathers during pregnancy
  • children up to the age of 5

It describes the system we need to create in order to support families in the foundation years effectively. It was developed jointly by the Department for Education and the Department of Health

The ‘Families in the foundation years: evidence pack’ sets out the the evidence we used to formulate our foundation years policy.

A video where parents of children in their earliest years share their experiences is available from the Department for Education’s Youtube channel:

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