Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families

Nadhim Zahawi MP


Nadhim Zahawi was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on 9 January 2018.

Nadhim was elected as Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon in May 2010.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State 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


  1. Mentoring schemes and top scholarships for children in care
  2. Children and Families Minister addresses NCAS conference
  3. Thousands more school children receiving a nutritious breakfast
  4. Children and Families Minister launches Care Leaver Covenant
  5. Major new scheme launched to support young people leaving care
  6. Drive to ensure all children can swim by end of primary school
  7. Children and Families Minister's NAHT early years speech
  8. James Brokenshire removes commissioners from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention
  9. Children and Families Minister speaks at safeguarding conference
  10. 30 hours childcare offer helping balance work and family lives