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    Core text on the theory and practice of child public health.
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    Recommended programme of child health promotion, surveillance, and screening for the UK.
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    Introductory text on the relationship between health and factors such as poverty and employment.
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    Synthesis of current understanding of early child/brain development and implications for policy and services.
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    Comprehensive synthesis of routinely available UK data on child well-being and the factors that influence it.
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    Summary of findings from the first wave of the UK Millennium Cohort Study (children aged 9 months).
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    Summary of findings from subsequent waves of the UK Millennium Cohort Study (children aged 3 and 5 years).
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    Description of establishing the Sure Start programme in England.
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    Summary of the national evaluation of the Sure Start programme covering implementation and the period up to children attaining three years of age.
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    Summary of the findings of the EPPE project that assessed the impact of children's early home and care learning environments on their development (period up to children attaining 11 years of age covered).
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    Introductory text on the theory and practice of preventing unintentional and intentional injuries in childhood.
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