Consultation on the needs of children from inception to 2 years

Your views sought on support needed at the start of life

Researchers have identified the First 1,000 days of a child's life-from pregnancy through to a child's 2nd birthday-as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person's intellectual development and lifelong health. It is a period of enormous potential, but also of enormous vulnerability. The term First 1,000 days gives significance to the impact of the early years on children’s development and wellbeing, in the same way as we recognise terms such as toddler, teenager and senior citizen.

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