On the 21st and 22nd January 2020, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation launched 5 Big Questions - a UK-wide landmark survey that aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood. We are delighted to help support this survey, which will give the nation an opportunity to share their view on raising the next generation. The goal is to encourage as many people as possible to respond to the survey’s 5 quick questions, which will ultimately help us bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.
(The Duchess of Cambridge with pupils from Pegasus School, photo credit: Arthur Edwards.)
The launch of the survey 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. What we experience in the earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. The Duchess has spent time meeting with families across the country and hearing about the issues they deal with day-to-day, in addition to speaking with academics, experts, organisations and practitioners.
The findings should provide a vital source of information for the early years sector, helping it to better understand public perceptions of the importance of the early years, and the first-hand experiences of parents, families and carers. It will also help to focus Her Royal Highness’ work through The Royal Foundation as she endeavours to provide children across the UK with the best foundations to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
By taking part to the survey, you will provide a vital source of information for the early years sector, helping it to better understand public perceptions of the importance of the early years, and the first-hand experiences of parents, families and carers.
Please visit 5bigquestions.org.uk to answer the 5 Big Questions and make your contribution to the work of The Duchess of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation and hopefully raise awareness of the importance of organisations such as Family Links!