Overview of the Project
We believe it is important to understand how the family’s health and well-being affect our children’s future. Our team has developed two surveys – the first is for expectant parents, and the second is for parents of children aged 18 months to 2 and a half years. Our third and newest survey is for parents of nursery-aged children in Wales.
We would like to ask mothers and partners to complete the Born in Wales Surveys to help to improve understanding of how to best support families into the future. Please click below for more information and access to our surveys.
Why take part
This study aims to develop the evidence base to understand the current influences on family health and well-being and how these affect subsequent childhood health and education. This work can be used to design and inform policies supporting changes to improve the health and well-being of families, particularly those considered more vulnerable. Whilst many birth cohort studies have been conducted previously, huge changes have taken place in the UK since their inception and understanding the current influences and needs of families growing up in Wales is essential.
This research enables a better understanding of the issues facing families growing up in Wales to identify the most important issues needing addressing. Gaining this understanding means that this research can inform policy and practice to better direct support to improve the lives of families growing up in Wales with long-term effects on future outcomes.
Born in Wales is a birth cohort study funded by the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR). It aims to understand how current changes impact health, well-being, and family life during pregnancy and the first few years of life, and consequently, on the future health, well-being and attainment of children growing up in Wales.
Born in Wales Published Research