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FAST was developed by Dr Lynn McDonald, Professor of Social Work Research at Middlesex Uni

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Parents, schools and LAs can support children's development through FAST.

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Success Stories

  • Wednesday Jul 2013

    “Because I’ve always worked, I didn’t know other parents. I always had to rush away when I dropped Monique at school and didn’t talk to anyone,” says Natalie, mum to eight-year-old Monique.

  • Saturday Jul 2013

    Five-year-old Lewis lives with his mum, Becky, and his brother Dillan, seven. Dillan has severe special needs and requires a lot of care, which left Becky worried she wasn’t spending enough one-to...