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.
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.