Children in context early years and healthy growth

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Summary of report content

Manchester parents took part in a survey around healthy growth in children between 0 and 5 years of age. The survey examined their access to and uptake of healthy growth services for children and tested their understanding of healthy diet and exercise. The survey revealed that parents are reliant on a small number of services from large range providers and that other services are underused through lack of access and awareness. Parents have an overall good understanding of the requirements for healthy growth in children of this age group. More work needs to be done to explore, better understand and address the barriers parents face in accessing local healthy growth services. The issue of childhood obesity carries a high degree of complexity and an effective response from statutory services requires an understanding and accommodation of this. Healthy growth services need to be effectively monitored to ensure professionalism and that conflicting information is never provided to parents.

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General details

Report title 
Children in context early years and healthy growth
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Manchester
Date of publication 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7177

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Survey
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Baby clinic
Community services 
Other

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
92
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.