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. Free early years entitlement for 2 year olds under Universal Credit

    • Consultation outcome
  2. National fostering stocktake: call for evidence

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Full-time social action review

    • Consultation outcome

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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. Whooping cough (pertussis): immunisation of healthcare workers

    Immunisation of health professionals during whooping cough outbreaks. Read more

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

    Vaccination resources for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. Read more

  4. Accreditation requirement

    Accrediting qualifications: how and when we do it Read more

  5. 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