All children should grow up in a supportive and stable environment. The government works to protect children and support the professionals who care for them and their families.





  1. Baby names in England and Wales: 2017

    • National Statistics
  2. Youth custody data

    • Official Statistics
  3. Children in Care in Northern Ireland 2016/17

    • National Statistics

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Detailed guides

  1. MMR catchup programme: diagnosis, case management, and advice

    How to confirm a measles diagnosis, manage cases and contacts, control infection, and vaccinate young or partially-covered patients. Read more

  2. Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women: resources and training

    Vaccination resources for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. Read more

  3. Accreditation requirement

    Accrediting qualifications: how and when we do it Read more

  4. Inspections of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

    Ofsted inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) nationally, including how it provides local services. Read more

  5. Being inspected as a children's centre: guidance for providers

    Children’s centre groups will have one inspection and one report. Single children’s centres will have their own inspection and report. Read more