First 1000 days of life: Children's Commissioner and experts questioned

06 November 2018

The Health and Social Care Committee holds its first evidence session on its inquiry into the First 1000 days of life.


Tuesday 6 November 2018, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Elaine Kelly, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner 
  • Dr Angela Donkin, Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research

At 3.30pm

  • Dougal Hargreaves, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at University College London Hospital and Visiting Research Analyst, The Nuffield Trust
  • Anthoulla Koutsoudi, Director of External Relations, WAVE Trust 
  • Sarah Benioff, Deputy Director of Strategic Funding, The Big Lottery Fund 
  • Dr Jo Casebourne, Chief Executive, The Early Intervention Foundation

Session background

The Committee hears from two panels of experts, including the Children’s Commissioner and representatives from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Nuffield Trust, the WAVE Trust, the Big Lottery Fund and the Early Intervention Foundation. 

The session will examine trends in health inequalities in childhood in England and public spending on children’s services.

The session will also explore what experts think the key interventions are during this critical time of life to improve long term outcomes for children.

Further information

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