News Archive: January 2018

Parents want more information and community support

9 January 2018
Researchers from the Family and Childcare Trust found that parents say they need early years services to help them to parent better, provide information and strengthen community relationships. However, the report points out that early years services are under ever increasing pressure from reduced funding in many local areas.

Health visiting survey highlights concern about overstretched and overloaded staff

4 January 2018
More than 1 in 3 health visitors worry that they are so stretched that there may be a tragedy in their area, while more than 1 in 5 health visitors are working with caseloads of over 500 children – these are the stark and disturbing findings from the Institute of Health Visiting  (iHV) 2017 annual survey of over 1400 health visitors. Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director of the iHV...