In the recent years ‘safeguarding’ measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of all children has become an increasing focus in the early years. Supporting Children’s Health and Wellbeing helps early years students and practitioners working with children and young people gain an understanding of the key issues relating to children’s health in particular, examining the possible ways in which health can impact upon young children’s early childhood education and care. Packed full of practical advice for the everyday realities of the early years classroom, topics discussed include: • Historical perspectives and contemporary issues related to child health • Current policy and legislation • How to support the child and the family • Nutrition in childhood • Infectious diseases, infestations and the acutely ill child • Children with chronic and complex medical conditions • Coping with the death of a child A timely, topical text that will be invaluable to early years professionals.

The Importance of Early Intervention and Collaborative Integrated Working

The Importance of Early Intervention and Collaborative Integrated Working

Chapter Aims and Objectives

  • To define terms and explore the rationale for early intervention and integrated working
  • To identify the roles of early intervention and integrated working in supporting children’s health
  • To explore implications for practice

Early intervention

Early intervention (EI) is a broad concept that is applicable to social, education and health services. It shares similar principles to the concept of health prevention, meaning that illness can be prevented using strategies that stop conditions from occurring. This means there is a reduced need for treatment with the attendant costs to the nation. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, preventing the condition from occurring is part of our responsibility in relation to ...

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