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Physical and mental health for young children
Physical and mental health for young children

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5 Summary of Session 8

As Helen says in the video, all adults have a responsibility to do what they can as a parent, carer, educator or other professional to support and promote children’s health. Parents need to be aware that the professionals working closest to children and families will walk alongside them to achieve this aim. Cuts to services, such as Sure Start Children’s Centres, have seen a reduction in their number, with many facing closure.

A photograph of a Sure Start Children’s Centre
Figure 6

Policy makers need to make children’s health a priority. To successfully work together to promote children’s health, government and local authorities need to fund children’s services so that agencies can work collaboratively. Our children are our future, and they deserve to have the best opportunity to have the best physical and mental health they can.

Activity 5 Questions for reflection

Timing: 10 minutes
  • What aspects of this session’s learning did you find most and least helpful? Why?
  • What do you consider to be your three main learning points from the session?
  • What further reading or research might you like to do to further develop your knowledge and understanding?
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