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Communication Skills

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 126750, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the progress of the rollout of the (a) offering tailored support and (b) all other stages of the Early Language Intervention Measure amongst health visitors.

Answered on

24 February 2022

The Early Language Identification Measure (ELIM) and Intervention was published in December 2020, with a training programme in 2021 for early years professionals, including health visitors, from local authorities in England. A post-training survey and regional early years speech, language and communication communities of practice facilitated by Departmental officials continue to gather information on the use of the ELIM and Intervention. Initial feedback has shown that it is now being implemented in a number of local areas.

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