This booklet is about children and young people living in England, and some of the things the Government does to help them. It is about doing things better, especially for children who are harmed or abused, or who get left out when it comes to jobs and homes when they grow up.

This children's version basically summarises the aims of the green paper, the goals still to be achieved and the goals already met. It asks for feedback on questions that are asked throughout the document and includes instructions on how to return their views to the DfES.

Please note: the consultation period has now ended.


  • Where we are
  • Where we’ve failed
  • What is important to you?
  • What we want to do about it
  • Prevention
  • Doing more for families and carers
  • Spotting problems early
  • Getting it sorted
  • Next steps