What About The Children? is a voice speaking out about the critical importance of the emotional well being of babies and children too young to speak out for themselves. We do this by contributing to government consultations, being representives at All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG's) and our involvement with other national groups concerned with children, for example the Early Childhood Forum and Save Childhood Movement.

We campaign to ensure that parents, professionals and policy makers have better knowledge and understanding about infant brain development and the key aspects of their particular role to ensure children receive consistent, responsive loving care in their earliest years, vital for optimum brain development.

Our FAQ's provide information about the parent / infant bond, attachment and what this means for new parents.

Our annual conferences bring together Health Visitors, Midwives, early years professionals and many others who work in the private and voluntary sector supporting children and families to hear the latest research from key national and international figures.

We summaries the latest recent and relevant research providing a firm scientific base for our campaigns.

 

Advocacy

Advocacy

What About The Children? campaigns for policies that promote prevention rather than intervention to protect the emotional well being of all children. It speaks for the emotional needs of under threes at All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG's) concerned with children, at the Early Childhood Forum, and Save Childhood Movement.

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Advice

Advice

Young children, who are nurtured, talked to and played with attentively by a constant, sensitive and responsive carer – most often, but not always, the mother – with other caring adults as secondary attachment figures, will almost invariably thrive.

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Campaigns

Campaigns

We campaign to ensure children receive consistent, responsive loving care in their earliest years critical for optimum brain development and long term physical and mental health.

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Conferences

Conferences

What About the Children? brings together academics and practitioners at its annual conference & bi ennnial Goodman lectures on a broad range of aspects of early child development. Past conference papers can be downloaded here.

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Research

Research

What About the Children? searches out current scientific research in neuroscience, psychology, biology and the medical sciences, selecting research that provide new insights into early life experiences. We summarise these academic papers for the wider professional community and others interested in children's well being.

Our Research Summaries are grouped by the year the research was published.

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File Archive

File Archive

This provides a search facility to all the downloadable information available on our web site.

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