Giving Children the Best Start in Life Through Digital Technology
By using digital technology, we will transform the current paper-based developmental assessments parents and guardians undertake with support from early years professionals, to check that children aged between 0 to 5 are developing as expected.
Parents will be able to complete the assessment questionnaires online, instead of having to write out cumbersome paper forms, which then have to be manually entered into a different system by staff.
Crucially, it will allow parents and professionals involved in their child’s care, such as GPs, health visitors, school health and children’s services, to track their child’s progress and better coordinate care that supports the whole family.
This project is led by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority with Bury, Salford and Tameside being the first localities to take this forward before being rolled out to other areas of GM.
We want to use more digital technology to support the early years development of children, including this project to digitise the developmental assessments. We believe that through safe and secure collection of data, this will help us all to track a child’s developmental progress and better coordinate care that supports the whole family.