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Call to Action: Getting it right for under-fives (early years strategy)

16 June 2020

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has rightly been on the UK governments’ agendas over the last few years.

New policies and increased funding have the potential to make real change and enable many more young people to lead psychologically healthy lives.

But while these developments are welcome, the British Psychological Society (BPS) is concerned that the youngest children, those aged under five, are consistently overlooked.

The BPS has developed this call to action to UK governments to develop and fund a cross-departmental under-fives strategy that will ensure all children receive the care and support they need to flourish and thrive.

This briefing sets out the core elements that should underpin a comprehensive under-fives strategy.

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