Health: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to fulfill its commitment in its Prevention Green Paper to seek views on how to improve the healthy social and emotional development of babies and young children.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is taking steps to fulfil its commitment in its Prevention Green Paper to seek views on how to improve the healthy social and emotional development of babies and young children.

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) vision is to improve the health of babies, children and their families and to enable the foundations of good health into adulthood. A large proportion of this work will be done through the modernisation of the Healthy Child Programme, which is PHE’s national offer to our children and families. This can be viewed at the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/healthy-child-programme-pregnancy-and-the-first-5-years-of-life

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/healthy-child-programme-5-to-19-years-old

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