A home visiting programme for disadvantaged young children: final report for the feasibility study

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Armstrong, Angus; Attanasio, Orazio; Cattan, Sarah
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
11 July 2019
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Children and Young People, Families
Social welfare
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There is a gap in services that a home-visiting programme targeted at very young children’s development might help to fill. At the moment, early years services in England are primarily targeted at children aged 3 and older, while inequalities in child development open up earlier. Services that are available for younger children tend to have relatively low take-up rates (like Children’s Centres), to target outcomes other than child development (like health visiting) or to focus on specialist intervention in families where children are at risk (like safeguarding programmes).

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