Review of Early Years Support

I am delighted the Prime Minister has asked me to explore what more the government can do to ensure we act early to help every child get the best possible start in life.

The vital importance of supporting the first 1,001 days from conception to the age of two has been a long-standing passion of mine. A baby’s earliest experiences determine their lifelong emotional health, so a secure early start can protect young people from later mental health problems and contribute significantly to reducing major social harms.

I am greatly looking forward to exploring with ministerial colleagues what more the government can do to improve the cradle-to-grave effects that result from better outcomes in this critical period of our lives.