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Key national research reports that have shaped the agenda for children's services. 

Conception to age 2 - the age of opportunity A wide range of research now shows that conception to age 2 is a crucial phase of human development. How we treat 0-2 year-olds shapes their lives – and ultimately our society.

Early Intervention - the next steps. The Allen Review A 2011 review of early intervention services by Graham Allen MP.

The Foundation Years - preventing poor children becoming poor adults. Frank Field The 2010 independent review of poverty and life chances by Frank Field MP.

The Munro review of child protection. Moving towards a child centred system Prof Eileen Munro's report on the progress made in improving outcomes for children receiving social care. 

The Early Years: Foundations for life, health and learning An independent review of the government's Foundation Stage by Dame Clare Tickell.

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