Make a difference to parents and babies in 2022 and for future generations

Even with our sophisticated health system, the UK has shocking socio-economic and ethnicity-related inequalities:

  • Black women in the UK are more than four times more likely, and Asian women twice as likely to die in pregnancy than white 
  • Full-term babies born in Blackburn and Darwen are four times more likely to have a low birth weight than those born in Herefordshire
  • Black babies in the UK are more than twice as likely to be stillborn than white babies
  • By the time a child is 3 years old there is already a 17-month income-related language gap

Evidence shows that confident, informed parenting helps children’s physical, emotional and language development, and that confidence and knowledge is more significant than parent income or background in supporting their child’s development.

Help to give a child the best start in life

Did you know - an independent report showed that every £1 spent on early intervention for children and families can deliver £10 of savings. So every donation can make a big impact on society, both now and in the future.

Best Beginnings is a national charity with an unwavering commitment to reducing inequalities, both through our work with parents, and with professional bodies nationwide. With your help, we can give every child the chance to maximise their potential in life.

Thank you so much for your support.

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