Building on a decade of reform and results, and responding directly to the concerns of parents, teachers, professionals, and children and young people themselves, the Children's Plan aims to strengthen support for all families during the formative early years of their children's lives, take the next steps in achieving world class schools, involve parents fully in their children's learning, and help to make sure that young people have safe, interesting and exciting things to do outside of school.

The Children's Plan sets out what the Department is doing to achieve each of its strategic objectives, to secure the health and well-being of children and young people; safeguard the young and vulnerable; and achieve world-class standards.

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Includes:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Happy and healthy
  • Safe and sound
  • Excellence and equity
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Staying on
  • On the right track
  • Making it happen
  • How we put the Children’s Plan together
  • The Children’s Plan and the UNCRC
  • Next steps
  • The National Curriculum, Key Stage tests and Levels