The earliest years of a child’s life have a huge impact on their long-term development and future life chances. Good care before conception and during their mother’s pregnancy, and the right support during their early years, gives a child the best chance of maximising their potential and having better outcomes.
Over the next four years we will:
- Ensure prospective parents are well prepared for parenthood by:
- Empowering a wide range of partner organisations to prepare prospective parents for parenthood
- Making sure children are ready for nursery and school and demonstrate a good level of overall development
- Work in partnership to ensure all children, particularly Looked After Children, children eligible for free school meals, children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), and children for whom English is an additional language achieve a good level of development.
- Support the most vulnerable children and families to access the right support at the right time, whether it be access to childcare or 1-2-1 family support.
- Narrow the health inequalities gap for low income groups and their peers by commissioning and delivering services and interventions which target localities and groups with poorer health and wellbeing outcomes.
Our other priorities
Improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing
Ensure good food and nutrition for all
Prevent homelessness and help those who are homeless to have better health outcomes
Help people to stop smoking, as well as encourage others to not start smoking
Reduce the levels of harmful drinking of alcohol in our communities
Prevent domestic abuse and support survivors to rebuild their lives
Support residents to have control and maintain a healthy weight
Improve air quality in Nottinghamshire