Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities across the life course. The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development – physical, intellectual and emotional– are laid in early childhood.
What happens during these early years (starting in the womb) has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and well-being– from obesity, heart disease and mental health, to educational achievement and economic status.
On this page you'll find resources that contribute towards the Marmot recommendation to 'give every child the best start in life'.
This follow up resource, which is linked to UCL IHE's 'An Equal Start', is a set of measures proposed in order to evaluate children's outcomes.