Policy Area

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.


  1. Lord McNally speaks at Criminal Justice Management 2016

    • Speech
  2. The GREAT Britain Debate 2016-17

    • News article
  3. Childhood obesity campaign

    • Government response

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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Whooping cough (pertussis): immunisation of healthcare workers

    Immunisation of health professionals during whooping cough outbreaks. Read more

  5. Sources of UK flu data: influenza surveillance in the UK

    The PHE influenza Surveillance Section, Respiratory Disease Department, coordinates and collates flu surveillance for the UK. Read more