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Start for Life: conception and first 2 years

The 'Start for Life' programme is the new government vision for the first 1,001 critical days on a child's life. This initiative aims to provide support and guidance to expectant and new parents to achieve the best outcomes for their child from conception and throughout the first 2 years of life. Find out more: The_Best_Start_for_Life (


Pregnancy, labour and birth

A photo of a young girl

Healthy baby: first 2 years


Family hubs:
register and access services


Early Help and
parenting support


Special educational needs
and disabilities (SEND)


Benefits and
financial support

Last Updated 18/11/2023

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