Frank is chair of the Foundation Years Action Group. It is a newly formed group of academics, professionals and policy makers who have come together to promote the vital importance of the foundation years to children's development and life outcomes.
The political, social and educational implications of our increasing knowledge of the plasticity of the baby’s brain require society to shift its perceptions and resource priorities.
The evidence justifies a national commitment to the maintenance of a universal community of care and support for every infant and their immediate caregivers.
Such a commitment would pay for itself many times over in terms of the quality of life of children, young people and adults, reduction of mental illness and crime and the resilience, well-being and freedom of society as a whole.
For more information, please visit the Foundation Years Action Group website