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We all have a role to play in shaping the next generation

Family friends, aunts, uncles and grandparents, neighbours and teachers have all played an impactful role on shaping the lives of adults in the UK today, according to research published by the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood on 16 August 2023.

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Layla's community of parents, carers, grandparents, friends, early years workers and neighbours all help in shaping her capacities and her identity.



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Putting the socioemotional development of the infant on the agenda in primary care – Implementation of the ADBB in Denmark

Every child deserves the best possible chance at building positive and healthy relationships, and the ADBB model is allowing health visitors to gain additional practical skills to help deliver this support.

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The Princess of Wales during a visit to Denmark in February 2022.
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Early Childhood – Understanding the journey

For many, many years, kinship care has been an ‘invisible force’ for good within the children’s social care system. Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Kinship shares how kinship carers have gone about the complicated business of raising their grandchildren or niece or younger brother, whilst remaining unnamed, unrecognised, and undervalued.

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Her Royal Highness with kinship carers
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First insights from 2023 Public Perception Survey released

The new data, which shows an increase in awareness of the importance of early childhood over the past year, also highlights the fact that men are still significantly less aware than women of the extraordinary impact of the first five years of a child’s life.

To help address this, The Princess of Wales took her Shaping Us campaign to Maidenhead Rugby Club today, where she met with local and national male players to discuss the issue.

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