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. Free holiday activities and meals for disadvantaged families
  2. James Brokenshire proposes to remove commissioners from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention
  3. Plans to help children in foster care experience loving and stable homes
  4. Children and Families Minister addresses ADCS conference
  5. Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk
  6. Reduce school holidays stress with help for childcare costs
  7. Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare
  8. Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload
  9. Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time
  10. Improved mental health support for children in care