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 approaches to bringing together the health and early education progress checks for young children.
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 developmental check introduced in September 2015.
Based on the experiences of service leads, practitioners and parents, each document in the Experiences of Practice series can be used as a stand alone guide to one aspect of the Independent Review, or can be read alongside other published material.
Joyce Connor, Director of the Early Childhood Unit at the National Children's Bureau said:
'The whole point of the Integrated Review is to bring together the knowledge and expertise of early years staff and health workers to establish a better understanding of each child's needs. It is essential we learn from the different ways in which councils are sharing information and involving parents in the Integrated Review so that children get the support they need at an early stage.'
Experiences of Practice is free to download from: http://thechildrenspartnership-knowledge.org.uk/1073