Social inequalities in early childhood health and development: a European-wide systematic review

UCL Institute of Health Equity, March 2015

As part of the DRIVERS project this paper examines health inequalities in relation to early childhood health and development in order to discern the causes of social inequalities. The study aims to:

1. To conduct a systematic review on social inequalities, early child development and early child health;
2. To analyse and develop methodologies for interventions regarding unequal child development and health;
3. To provide analytic evidence using data from WHO-Europe member countries that helps to explain social inequalities in early child development and early child health, and identifies factors that would reduce health inequalities across the European region.

The paper examines available evidence in order to make recommendations for policy and practice.

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Measuring child development at age 2 to 2.5 years

Department of Health, 6 January 2015

This factsheet explains how the ASQ-3 tool will be used to collect data for a public health outcome measure of child development at age 2.

The factsheet is for health visiting providers and others involved in the roll-out of the ASQ-3™ tool, and provides information about:

  • what the tool is
  • how it will be used
  • why it was chosen
  • accessing the tool
  • training for using the tool
  • data collection arrangements

Click here for further information and to download the factsheet.