From 1 October 2015 the responsibility for the commissioning of children’s 0 to 5 years public health services moves from NHS England to local authorities. This process will complete the transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local authorities that started in April 2013 and will mean that local authorities will have commissioning responsibilities for children’s and young people’s public health services across the 0 to 19 age range.
This document is relevant to those in local authorities responsible for the commissioning of 0 to 5 public health services and for providers of those services. It explains the regulations relating to the mandatory delivery of five key child development reviews as set out in the Healthy Child Programme. Others working in the early years environment may also find it useful.