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. Improving education for pupils outside mainstream school

    What the government is doing to create more effective and diverse alternative provision.

  2. Creating a fairer and more equal society

    Improving equality and reducing discrimination and disadvantage for all at work, in public and political life, and in people’s life chances.

  3. Giving all children a healthy start in life

    How we are offering free school meals to all pupils in reception year, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England.

  4. Improving the adoption system and services for looked-after children

    How the government is reducing the time it takes to adopt and improving the quality of care for all looked-after children.

  5. 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.

See all 13 policies

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. 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. Work with victims and restorative justice: youth offending teams

    Understand victim classification, the protocols around making contact, keeping victims informed, storing data and restorative justice. Read more

  4. Eligibility for the school milk subsidy scheme

    Find out who is eligible to apply for school milk subsidies, the products covered by the scheme and how much can be claimed. Read more

  5. Emergencies and severe weather: schools and early years settings

    How headteachers and early years providers should plan for and deal with emergencies, including severe weather and floods. Read more