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MPs launch inquiry into impact of the early years on life chances

An all-party group of MPs in the House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact that the early years of a child's life have on their life chances. The Committee will be examining the Government’s current policies in these areas and make recommendations to promote social justice. The inquiry will focus primarily on early years settings, but will also consider the role of other services, including health services and services provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The Committee is calling for written submissions on:

  • The role of quality early years education in determining life chances and promoting social justice
  • The importance of support for parents and families, and integration with other services, in prevention and early intervention; and
  • The importance of communication skills and language development

The deadline to submit evidence is Friday 1st June 2018.