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

Vicky Ford MP

Biography

Vicky Ford was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families at the Department for Education on 14 February 2020.

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

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • children’s social care including system and funding, workforce, child protection, children in care, adoption, care leavers and local authority performance
  • special educational needs, including high needs funding
  • early years policy and childcare, including funding, providers, workforce, children’s centres, home learning environment and childcare entitlements
  • alternative provision
  • disadvantage and social mobility (including links to the Social Mobility Commission)
  • school food including free school meals
  • children and young people’s mental health, online safety and preventing bullying in schools
  • policy to protect against serious violence
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) response for children’s services and childcare

More about this role

Department for Education