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New training for health visitors to boost early language skills

A thousand health visitors are to be trained to support children's early language and communication needs during routine home visits

Children most at risk of starting school without the basic language and communications skills are set to benefit from expert education support at home.

Health visitors – who routinely do home visits to check on a child’s development at age two – will receive additional training to identify speech, language and communication needs early on, with a new assessment and support package.