First 1,000 Days

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking a consultation on the First 1,000 Days.


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.


Disclosure of Information

The Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information is available; please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.  Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk.


Invitation to contribute to the consultation

The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist with the inquiry. The Committee welcomes responses in Welsh or English from both individuals and organisations.


Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Responses should be submitted by Friday 3 February 2017.  It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date. 


Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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