CLDF is echoing calls from the Local Government Association to reverse the recent public health reductions in the upcoming Spending Review to ensure that enough support is given to those aged 0-5. Since 2015 there has been a 20 percent fall in children’s health visitors, who perform a vital role.
“We know that early years investment leads to significant savings in adulthood, and that the benefits outweigh the cost” says Chief Executive, Alison Taylor. “But health visitors have such a crucial role to play in spotting the signs of liver disease in babies, we urge the Government to reverse the cuts made in recent years to ensure that there are sufficient health visitors to make these vital checks at the right time.”
See the full article from the Local Government Association here.