Who we are
Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) aims to transform the lives of babies, young children and their families in the four Lambeth wards of Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill and Vassall.
LEAP’s goal is to make Lambeth the best place in the world to be born and grow up.
Set up with funding from the Big Lottery Fund, LEAP is part of the “Better Start” initiative for families from pregnancy until their child is four.
How LEAP works
LEAP offers programmes for parents and early years professionals and practitioners, focusing on three areas that play key roles in a child’s early life development:
- Social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Diet and nutrition
Involving the community
At LEAP’s core is the community of Lambeth. As well as providing services to enhance early years care in the area, LEAP also works with local parents, carers, organisations, social workers and experts to make sure services are tailored for Lambeth’s needs. LEAP’s work is co-designed with regular focus groups and volunteering opportunities to ensure everyone gets a say on how services should be designed and run.
Working with partners
LEAP is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau and comprised of many partnership organisations, including Lambeth Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Public Health, King's Health Partners (KHP), as well as local voluntary organisations, community groups, parents, babies and children, schools, nurseries, statutory bodies and local police leaders.
This video was commisioned to promote the start of LEAP and highlights our aims and goals for the programme.