Many children’s impairments and conditions are particularly disabling because their needs are not identified early enough, and the right support is not put in place. This can be detrimental to a child’s ability to lead a happy life, including being able to make friends and participate fully in school and their community. By prioritising early identification of children’s needs, and equipping parents and professionals – like teachers – with the skills and knowledge to support children with additional needs, we can reduce pressure on these pathways, and give every child what they need to thrive.