The best start at home: What works to improve the quality of parent–child interactions from conception to age 5 years?
A rapid review of interventions
This report presents the results of a comprehensive investigation into the range of early intervention programmes in the UK for 0 to 5 year olds and their families.
It considers interventions that enhance parent-child interaction with a view to improving three important outcomes: attachment and parental sensitivity; social and emotional development; and language and communication.
The report was written by researchers at the Dartington Social Research Unit, University of Warwick and Coventry University.
This review is a first examination of the evidence. We have drawn mainly on the published evidence we have found through rapid review of peer-reviewed literature.