Putting Children First
Seven Priorities for Early Years Policymaking
Towards an Integrated Understanding of the Child
The Unique Child, The Impact of Culture and how we foster Human Wellbeing
Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green - Children's Commissioner for England, 2005-2010:
"Children are our nation's most precious resource, and as Neil Postman has said in his book The Disappearance of Childhood', 'They are the living messages to a time we will not see.' We ignore their importance at our peril, yet this Manifesto for the Early Years' from the Save Childhood Movement comes at a time of unprecedented financial and political turbulence leading to austerity and cuts to state spending accompanied by zealous reform of education policy. What is in danger of being lost from the debate are the best interests of the child. 'Putting Children First' is an outstanding evidence-based document that should be read by every Parliamentarian and Government Minister as well as those formulating policy, alongside professionals directly involved in the care of young children in partnership with parents and carers."