We recently celebrated the end of our 150th Anniversary year with the great news that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge had become our Royal Patron and we are proud to support The Duchess’s exciting new UK-wide survey on early childhood, ‘5 Big Questions’.
The landmark survey contains just five short questions and aims to spark a national conversation on the early years – one that will ultimately help bring about positive lasting change for generations to come. The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible across the UK, recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes.
The launch of ‘5 big questions for the under 5s’ follows eight years of work by The Duchess of Cambridge in which she has explored how experiences in early childhood often lie at the root of the hardest social challenges the country faces today; and so are instrumental in shaping our future lives. During this time, Her Royal Highness has spoken with families across the country – including our own – about the issues they deal with day-to-day; as well as academics, experts, organisations and practitioners.
David Holmes CBE, Family Action’s Chief Executive has been a member of the Royal Foundation’s Early Years Steering Group. Yesterday, David was invited to join The Duchess in Birmingham at the first stop on her 24-hour tour of the country to launch the survey, David commented:
“Every parent, carer and family wants the best for their child and raising the profile of the vital early years in a child’s life is work of national importance. The insight this survey will provide will give the Early Years sector valuable direction in designing and delivering services and support that reflect what matters most to people.”
For more information and to have your say, everyone is encouraged to visit: www.5bigquestions.org.uk.