Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Children and Families)

Kemi Badenoch MP

Biography

Kemi Badenoch MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on 27 July 2019.

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Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Children and Families)

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • children’s social care including child protection, children in care, adoption, care leavers, social work, local authority performance and family law
  • special educational needs including high needs funding
  • education policy in response to the race disparity audit
  • safeguarding in schools
  • disadvantaged pupils – including pupil premium and pupil premium plus
  • school sport, healthy pupils and school food, including free school meals
  • early years policy including inspection, regulation and literacy and numeracy
  • childcare policy, inspection and regulation
  • delivery of 30 hours free childcare offer
  • social mobility including opportunity areas
  • DfE contribution to cross-government work to tackle rough sleeping

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