Within This Issue

The theme for this issue is early years. There is a varied collection of articles, which gives a picture of some of the initiatives happening around the country at the time. There is also a very moving article submitted by a parent who bravely shares her story of the aftermath of her daughter being diagnosed. There is news of the early support materials and an informative article about the work of Portage service. There are also articles about best practice guidelines for health visitors, more news about the Changing Places campaign, the impact of a physical condition on the quality of life of a young man, and research on the implications for low-birth weight infants and their families. There is a report from a conference in Birmingham focused on exploring the integration of programmes and goals for babies and young children accessing pre-school services and settings and at school.