In 2011 the Government committed to explore options for bringing together the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) - health and development review at age 2-2½ and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age 2-3 years to provide a single review.
Here you will find all the Integrated Review documentation including a flowchart, Presentation, summary template and postcard and poster.
It is acknowledged that age two to two-and-a-half is an important time for children and their parents. It is a period of rapid growth, learning and development in a young child’s life, and is also a crucial time when a child’s need for additional support from health services or the education system can become clear. While the care given during the first months and years of a baby’s life is critical for equipping them for the future, age two is another important stage where planned contact with all children and their parents can help to make a real difference to a child’s future outcomes
The aim of the integrated review is;
- To identify the child’s progress, strengths and needs at this age in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour
- To facilitate appropriate intervention and support for children and their families, especially those for whom progress is less than expected
- To generate information which can be used to plan services and contribute to the reduction of inequalities in children’s outcomes.
In addition, the integrated review will;
- Improve multi-agency working and sharing of information to support families.
- Reduce duplication.
- Provide clearer and more consistent information for parents.
- Provide a more holistic understanding of a child’s needs.
- Ensure earlier identification of need and access to relevant support.
- Contribute to improved outcomes for children, including school readiness