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Best Start in Life Toolkit

Best Start in Life Toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at professionals working with children and families during pregnancy and early years. It provides clear, simple key messages to promote positive health and wellbeing in its widest sense to support children in Wiltshire to have the Best Start in Life.  Professionals are encouraged to share these messages and information on support services with parents/carers you meet. 

MECC (Making Every Contact Count) is an effective way of supporting positive change and is endorsed by the Wiltshire Family and Children's Transformation (FACT) Programme.  Ideally this approach will be used when sharing these messages.

If parents have specific concerns always encourage them to contact the appropriate professional. 

For safeguarding concerns see child protection web page. If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 4560108, 8.45am-5pm, Monday-Thursday and 8.45am-4pm

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Last updated: 20 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 20 March 2019