LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

1001 Critical Days Manifesto

The NSCP are proud to have signed up to the Northamptonshire 1001 Critical Days Manifesto.

We share the vision which is as follows

“A radical change is required to our approach to the 1001 Critical Days.

Our goal is for every baby to receive sensitive, appropriate and responsive care from their main caregivers in the first years of life. Parents need to feel confident that they are raising their children in a loving and supportive environment.

A holistic approach to all ante, peri (around 20th week of pregnancy to around the 28th day of life) and postnatal services would enable seamless access for all families. This includes Midwives, Health Visitors, GPs, and Children’s Centres, and services should engage with families as soon as possible – ideally during pregnancy. The contacts that all parents have with services before and after the birth of their child, provide a unique opportunity to work with them at a stage which is so vitally important to the development of children.”

View the full Manifesto and signatories

Last updated: 07 March 2023

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