Better start for children

Author: Tracey Bignall

Corporate author: Race Equality Foundation

Briefing series: Engage London

Publication date: October 2016

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We all want children to grow up to become well-adjusted healthy adults and aspire to achieve successful and happy lives. However, the evidence is that all children are not equal and that those living in deprived areas are likely to experience health inequalities and poorer outcomes, be it health, education or socio economic.  There are policies in place to give all children the ‘best start in life’. This briefing will look the Better Start agenda and how inequality impacts on children’s early years’ experience of oral health and school readiness.