Children and young people

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.

Policies 13

  1. Making inspections of schools, colleges and children's services more effective

    How the government is working with Ofsted so inspections of schools, colleges and children's services lead to improvement.

  2. Improving the child maintenance system

    Increasing the number of children who benefit from effective maintenance arrangements and improving collaboration between separated parents.

  3. Increasing opportunities for young people and helping them to achieve their potential

    What the government is doing to improve the quality of education and opportunities for young people.

  4. Increasing options and improving provision for children with special educational needs (SEN)

    How the government is giving children and young people with SEN better access to the high-quality special education and support they need.

  5. Supporting social workers to provide help and protection to children

    How the government is ensuring social workers and other professionals are able to help and protect vulnerable children.

See all 13 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Directorate Children and Young People

    Find out how the Directorate Children and Young People help children fulfil their potential. Read more

  2. Local authority moderation of the EYFS profile

    How local authorities must assess providers to check they are completing their early years foundation stage (EYFS) profiles correctly. Read more

  3. Progress check at age 2 and EYFS profile

    How early years settings such as Sure Start centres, nurseries and independent providers should assess children's progress. Read more

  4. Sure Start children's centres: local authorities' duties

    What local authorities need to know about running Sure Start children's centres. Read more

  5. Children in need census

    How local authorities should collect data from social care services to complete the annual children in need census. Read more

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