Wednesday, 12 December 2007

The Government wants to make this country the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up...

The Children’s Plan sets out how the Department for Children, Schools and Families is going to achieve that – by putting the needs of families, children and young people at the centre of everything we do. Five principles underpin the Children’s Plan:
  • government does not bring up children – parents do – so
    government needs to do more to back parents and families;
  • all children have the potential to succeed and should go as
    far as their talents can take them;
  • children and young people need to enjoy their childhood as
    well as grow up prepared for adult life;
  • services need to be shaped by and responsive to children,
    young people and families, not designed around professional
    boundaries; and
  • it is always better to prevent failure than tackle a crisis late.
You can download the full Children's Plan or a summary at the DCSF website at

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