'Every Child Matters - Change for Children' set out a
national framework of change, to be led by local authorities and their
partners, to improve life for children and young people. Government Offices
(GOs) play a key role in delivering and developing the policies which will
Public service agreements set out and prioritise the key
outcomes the Government wants to achieve in the spending period
2008-11. We are responsible for working to the following public
PSA 9: Halve the number of children in poverty by
2010-11, on the way to eradicating child poverty by 2020.
PSA 10: Raise the educational achievement of all
children and young people.
PSA 11: Narrow the gap in educational achievement
between children from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds and
PSA 12: Improve the health and wellbeing of children
and young people.
PSA 13: Improve children and young people's
PSA 14: Increase the number of children and young
people on the path to success.
Our job is to respond to the challenge laid down in the
DfE's Children's Plan and related PSAs by providing the link between
strategic policy leadership in Whitehall and local partners who work with
and deliver services for children and young people. Our aim is to secure
the development of better local services through informed, insightful and
effective support and challenge to local partners. Central to our
approach is the work of our Children Services Advisers (CSAs) who lead on
this strategic engagement, with a particular emphasis on securing improved
outcomes for Children and Young People through adoption of Change for