Yesterday, 13 November 2018, Dr Cheryll Adams CBE joined a fantastic group of leaders from the sector to give oral evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee into the First 1000 Days inquiry.
There were lots of discussions about the important role that health visitors can play and also lots of support from others giving evidence to the committee – making the case for early intervention, prevention, relationships and babies in the First 1000 days. But key was that as a society we need to value early childhood and encourage and support parents in their role.
Cheryll’s oral evidence starts from 15:46 on the link to Parliament TV.
The healthy child programme is wonderful but 10yrs old and rarely delivered in practice. @CheryllMa calls for it to be updated as a health family programme, and for measures to be put in place to ensure consistent delivery. @iHealthVisiting @EarlyPotential @CommonsHealth
— 1001CriticalDays (@first1001days) November 13, 2018
— Health and Social Care Committee (@CommonsHealth) November 13, 2018
@NCTcharity‘s @elizabethduff2 @MMHAlliance‘s Alain Gregoire and @NCBtweets‘s Anne Marie Hassall all highlighting importance of health visitors in improving children’s outcomes and current problems caused by under-resourcing @iHealthVisiting @CommonsHealth #HiddenHalf
— vicky fobel (@vickyfobel) November 13, 2018
This oral evidence session follows the submission of written evidence from iHV to the committee earlier this year and published on the inquiry website.