Duchess of Cambridge launches childhood survey to help under-fives

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood. 

The five-question online survey aims to “spark a national conversation” to help create “lasting change for generations to come”, Kensington Palace said. 

Speaking at the launch event Kate said: “What we experience between the ages of 0 and five shapes the developing brain. 

“As a parent I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children. I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most.” 

The survey poses these five questions: 

- What do you believe is most important for children growing up in the UK today to live a happy adult life? 

- Whose responsibility is it to give children aged 0-5 the best chance of health and happiness? 

- How much do you agree with: the mental health and the wellbeing of parents and carers has great impact on the development of their children. 

- Which of the following is closest to your opinion of what influences how children develop from the start of pregnancy to age five? 

- Which period of a child and young person’s life do you think is the most important for health and happiness in adulthood? 

The survey will be open until 21 February. 

You can take part in the survey at www.5bigquestions.org.uk

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