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 two-and-a-half.

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 2015

The Integrated Review: Experiences of Practice

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 Review.

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.

Experiences of Practice: About the series

Experiences of Practice: Working with parents

Experiences of Practice: Involving the child

Experiences of Practice: Professional working relationships

Experiences of Practice: Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire

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 Warwickshire.

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 themselves.

The Integrated Review: Follow-Up report on practice in two local authority areas

Executive Summary from follow-up report.