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Call for more specialist help for very young children

Parent-infant teams provide expertise, training, supervision and support to help local services to improve early relationships for all babies.

They also provide direct therapeutic support to those who need specialist help. New research found that only 27 of these teams exist in the UK and concludes that mental health commissioners are overlooking the needs of the youngest children. Forty-two per cent of areas in England do not accept referrals for children aged two and under, even though commissioners should fund services for all children.