Giving Our Children the Best Start in Life - A Survey by KHF

Listening to the View of Parents and Carers of Young Children

The Katharine Howard Foundation conducted a survey to coincide with Universal Children’s Day which took place on 20 November 2017. The aim is to get parents views on what helps parents most during pregnancy and the first three years of their child’s life - and what else would help.

The survey is now closed. We would like to thank all who contributed to and completed the survey.

The findings from this consultation will be analysed and written up in report which will be made available on the website and social media avenues in early 2018. Relevant agencies will be advised of the findings which relate to their services.



The Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) is an independent Foundation focused on improving the lives of young children and their families.

Our work is underpinned by a commitment to equality and overcoming disadvantage and to promoting equality of opportunity for all children.

We work with others in identifying their needs, building on existing programmes, making strategic grants and sharing the learning.

KHF aims to contribute to the development of policy and practice, particularly in the early years and family support sectors.