Since September 2015, local authorities, health visiting services and early years providers are now expected to bring together health and early education reviews for young children at the age of two to two-and-a-half.
To help with the transition, the Department of Health has funded us to provide supporting materials for health and early years practitioners carrying out integrated reviews.
The materials are based on the work of the Department of Health and the Department for Education’s joint Integrated Review Development Group.
Download the report below:
How is the Integrated Review is being put into practice?
The Children's Partnership has published the experiences of two local authorities who are putting the new Integrated Review for two-year olds into practice to enable others to learn from their approaches to the new way of working.
The Experiences of Practice series helps 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.
The documents are based on the experiences of service leads, practitioners and parents. You can download them below.
Our follow-up study
We carried out a follow-up study for the Children's Partnership in October 2015 that looked at of how the Integrated Review has been put into practice within 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 is useful for local authorities implementing the Integrated Review and to practitioners themselves.