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Start for Life offer


The Start for Life offer provides support to parents and carers from a child's conception until their second birthday.

The first 1,001 days from conception up to the age of two are a critical time in the development of your baby and child's life.   

Our Start for Life vision

Our vision for Norfolk has been developed by working with services, parents and carers.

"All babies, children and families are supported and empowered to have a healthy, happy and safe start for life, ensuring they Flourish before birth and beyond."

Learn more about our Flourish ambition for Norfolk.

Key Start for Life services:

  • Midwifery services
  • Health visiting services
  • Infant feeding support
  • Parental mental health support and parent infant relationship support
  • Parenting support

All these services are available in Norfolk for parent and carers-to-be, and if you have a child under two-years-old.

The Start for Life offer is part of the new family hubs approach for children, young people and families across Norfolk.

What we mean by 'parents and carers'

'Parents and carers' includes everyone who looks after, loves and supports the growth of babies and children.

This includes:

  • Mothers and fathers
  • Same sex parents and carers
  • Partners. This could be a spouse or civil partner (including same sex partners), co-parents, or a secondary adoptive parent having a child through surrogacy
  • Wider family
  • Kinship carers
  • Adoptive and foster parents
  • Young parents
  • Single parents

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