Integrated Review at age two to two-and-a-half
From September 2015, local authorities, health visiting services
and early years providers will be expected to bring together health
and early education reviews for young children at the age of two to
ECU has been commissioned by the Department of Health to provide
supporting materials for health and early years practitioners
carrying out integrated reviews for children aged two to
two-and-a-half. The materials are based on the work of the DH
and DfE joint Integrated Review Development Group.
The materials are available from the link below:
NCB Integrated Review Supporting Materials for Practitioners March
The Integrated Review: Experiences of
The experiences of two local authorities putting into practice
the new Integrated Review for two-year olds have been published by
the Children's Partnership, enabling others to learn from their
different approaches to the new way of working.
The Experiences of Practice series is designed to help both
staff working directly with young children and those managing and
designing services, to learn from work being done in Islington and
Warwickshire, which were among the first to trial the Integrated
Based on the experiences of service leads, practitioners and
parents, each document in the Experiences of Practice series can be
used as a standalone guide to one aspect of the Independent Review,
or can be read alongside other published material.
of Practice: About the series
of Practice: Working with parents
of Practice: Involving the child
Experiences of Practice: Professional working relationships
Experiences of Practice: Using the Ages and Stages
The Integrated Review: Follow-up report on
practice in two local authority areas
In October 2015, NCB published a follow-up study for the
Children's Partnership, of how the Integrated Review has been put
into practice within two local authority areas: Islington and
These local authorities have implemented two different models
for structuring the review. In Islington, a joint meeting structure
is used where early years and health practitioners come together to
deliver their own parts of the Integrated Review in one meeting
with the parent and child.
In Warwickshire, early years and health practitioners have
separate meetings with the parent and child, and share information
with each other.
The report will be of great use to local authorities
implementing the Integrated Review and to practitioners
The Integrated Review: Follow-Up report on practice in two local
Executive Summary from follow-up report.