Policy paper

Accountability system statement for education and children's services

This publication was withdrawn on 20 January 2015

This has been replaced by the 2015 accountability system statement.

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document sets out the present accountability system for education and children's services.

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Accounting officers in government departments are accountable to Parliament for the proper stewardship of the resources allocated to the department. Details of the requirements to ensure regularity, propriety and value for money are set out in HM Treasury’s guidance Managing Public Money.

Sir Bob Kerslake, the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government proposed in his report ‘Accountability: adapting to decentralisation’, published in September 2011, that in future departmental accounting officers should publish accountability system statements explaining how they achieve accountability for the funds they distribute to local bodies.

This document sets out the present accountability system for education and children’s services. It has been agreed by Chris Wormald as accounting officer and Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education.