The Integrated Review
From September 2015, Local Authorities, health visiting services and early years providers, including childminders, have been encouraged to work together to bring together health and early education reviews for young children at the age of two to two-and-a-half. This is currently a non statutory requirement but Gloucestershire recognises the significant positive impact that implementing this recommendation could have on the experience of parents and children.
What is the purpose of introducing an Integrated Review?
The purpose of the review is to:
- Identify the child's progress, strengths and needs at this age in order to promote positive outcomes in health and wellbeing, learning and behaviour
- Facilitate appropriate intervention and support for children and their families, especially those for whom progress is less than expected
- Generate information which can be used to plan services and contribute to the reduction of inequalities in children's outcomes.
The Gloucestershire model of implementation is a differentiated model with different levels of integration according to the identified needs of the child. The model has been piloted throughout the Autumn term by a small number of invited settings in the Stroud locality.