The Children's Plan

Children's Plan Two years On p.62

Children’s Plan: What Next?

We have made excellent progress over the past two years towards the original Children’s Plan ambition to make this the best place in the world for our children and young people to grow up. Thanks to the effort of people working with children and families up and down the country, we are now seeing real improvements in children and young people’s lives.

The Children’s Plan presented a long-term vision to put the needs of families, children and young people at the centre of everything we do. It is vital to hold on to these ambitions. The world has changed since the publication of the original Children’s Plan in 2007 and the tightening fiscal climate in coming years will present new challenges. So it is more important than ever to work together to ensure that children can enjoy their childhood and be prepared for the future.

We listened to parents, teachers and other professionals, and children and young people themselves in drawing up the aims of the Children’s Plan. We want to continue working together towards the achievement of our ambitious goals for 2020.

The Children’s Plan is a vision for all age groups – children, young people and families. Here we set out specific next steps for each age group, as well as future developments which will apply across the age range.