The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), created in June 2007, aims to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.
For the first time, children, young people and their families have a voice at the heart of Government.
The Department’s role can be summed up as leading the whole network of people who work with or for children and young people.
To do this, we put the needs and views of families, children and young people at the centre of everything we do.
Parents tell us that there are more opportunities for children and young people than ever before, but that they want more support.
We know that children are doing better than ever in school, but we need to do more to ensure that every child gets a world-class education.
Building on over a decade of reform and results, we have drawn up a Children’s Plan to: