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. Children's health

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

  2. Child maintenance reform

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

  3. Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

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

  4. Childcare and early education

    How the government is making childcare and early education accessible to more children to give them the best possible start.

  5. 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy

    Making sure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continue to benefit the whole country for many years.

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