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Every Child Matters is a set of reforms supported by the Children Act 2004. Its aim is for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being.

This means every LA working with its partners, through children's trust partnerships, to find out what works best for children and young people in its area and acting on it. They will need to involve children and young people in this process, and inspectors will take account of the views of children and young people when making their judgements.