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In response to the announcement from the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg on 25 September 2012 that early education and childcare providers are to receive £100m to help them meet a growing demand for places, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser for NCT...
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On Thursday 4 April the Department of Health announced the expansion of the Family Nurse Partnership programme, which offers one-to-one support for disadvantaged families.
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On November 13 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced plans to extend flexible working rights to all employees and introduce shared parental leave.
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FSID has today relaunched as the Lullaby Trust.
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Growing Up in Scotland is a large-scale longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of several cohorts of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond. The report provides a detailed insight into the first set of...
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On 27 February, The Health and Social Care Committee reported the findings of its inquiry into stillbirths in Wales.  Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser of parent charity NCT said: “We welcomed the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into...
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Commenting on IPPR's 'Childcare - minding the gap' report, NCT's chief executive Belinda Phipps said:
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In response to comments by Kirstie Allsopp on Twitter on 3rd January 2013, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive of parent charity NCT said:
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Responding to Labour’s announcement on extending paternity leave, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
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In response to Liberal Democrat plans to give parents of two-year-olds 15 hours a week of free childcare, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, said:
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In response to the survey from the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) which found parents are paying for the underfunding of free nursery places in increased fees, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
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On Monday 8 April 2013, The Financial Times carried a front-page article about rationing of baby formula in UK supermarkets, which they say is due to rising Chinese demand and imports.
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In response to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advice on midwifery staffing levels, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
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In response to NICE draft recommendations to tackle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at Oxford University yesterday released a study examining the incidence of womb rupture. The study showed that the risk of womb rupture was very low, and smaller than previously thought. However, it was...
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Birth data from 2011 has been released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today. Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive of parent charity NCT said: “Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released today shows that in 2011 there were 723,913...
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On 24 January 2013, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released data on the characteristics of parents in 2011
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On 26 February 2013, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published the annual statistics on conceptions to women in England and Wales. Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser of parent charity NCT said: “The ONS data shows that in 2011, the under-18...
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Today the Cochrane review of reviews: Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews was published. Mary Newburn is a co-author of the review and helped to shape the background literature and reporting. She was not directly...
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The House of Commons will vote today on the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, which would keep the benefit rises to 1% for three years from next April.