Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings

Charity information

Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings is a charity dedicated to ending child health inequalities in the UK.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Best Beginnings is a small charity making a big difference to the lives of millions of babies across the UK. We are committed to working towards a society in which all children receive excellent care from the very beginning.

    The child health inequalities that exist in the UK can result in premature birth, serious illnesses, developmental disorders and deaths in early infancy. They also have lifelong effects - children from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more likely to suffer from obesity, heart disease, cancer and mental health issues in later life.

    Best Beginnings works to reduce child health inequalities by creating innovative, collaborative and evidence-based resources for families and healthcare professionals, helping to give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life.

  • Aims

    Best Beginnings aims to:

    • Increase public awareness of the health issues affecting mothers and children by working collaboratively with health professionals, other charities and policy makers.
    • Change and challenge attitudes and behaviours by overcoming the prejudices and misconceptions that foster inequalities in child health care.
    • Promote equal access to health services for families with babies, particularly targeting those experiencing the worst inequalities and empowering people who find it difficult to access support.
    • Create pioneering, evidence-based resources for families and healthcare professionals, to ensure parents have the information and support needed to make choices that improve their children’s health.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1120054

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 07802 783604

    Address: 11th Floor, Hannibal House, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1 6TE

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  • Reducing child health inequalities in the UK

    Best Beginnings aims to give every child in the UK the healthiest start in life by acting ... More