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Foreword
 

 

Introduction  
    Executive Summary  
 

 

Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)  
 

 

   


On 8 September the Prime Minister welcomed a Children’s Green Paper Every Child Matters.

Every Child Matters sets out for consultation a framework for improving outcomes for all children and their families, to protect them, to promote their wellbeing and to support all children to develop their full potential. It focuses on four main areas:

  • Early intervention and effective protection
  • Supporting parents and carers
  • Accountability and integration – locally, regionally and nationally
  • Workforce reform

A summary version of Every Child Matters can be downloaded from this website.

A children’s and young people’s version of Every Child Matters is also available on this website. 

Every Child Matters is being published alongside Keeping Children Safe, a detailed response to the practice recommendations made by Lord Laming in the report following his inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié.

Related documents

Two further related documents are also published on the same date, Raising the Educational Attainment of Children in Care – a report by the Social Exclusion Unit and Youth Justice – The Next Steps, which sets out more detailed proposals to build on recent youth justice reforms.

The consultation on Every Child Matters will run until 1 December 2003. A response form is available from the Downloads section on this website.

Responses should be emailed to:                               

Consultation1.CHILDRENSGP@dfes.gsi.gov.uk.

or posted to:

Consultation Unit
Department for Education and Skills
1B CASTLE VIEW HOUSE
East Lane
Runcorn
WA7 2GJ

For general enquiries please call 01928 794888 or email Consultation.Unit@dfes.gov.uk.

Download the documents

The following documents are available to download in PDF format. To open them you need the Adobe Acrobat reader. This can be obtained for free from the Adobe website. For instructions click here.

Downloads

PDF VERSION
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WORD VERSION
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Every Child Matters – Green Paper

 

(995kb)

 

 

Every Child Matters – Summary

 

(133kb)

 

 

Every Child Matters – Children and Young People's Version

 

(487kb)

 

 

Consultation Response Form

 

 

 

(271kb)

Consultation Response Form for children and young people

 

(69.7kb)

 

(194kb)

Keeping Children Safe

 

(377kb)

 

 

Youth Justice - the next steps

  (208kb)    

Youth Justice - the next steps (welsh version)

  (194kb)    

Link to press notice

       
         

 

How to order copies

Copies of Every Child Matters and Keeping Children Safe are available to purchase from The Stationery Office:

The Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich
NR3 1GN
Tel: 0870 600 5522
Email: orders@theso.co.uk

Copies of both the summary version and the children and young people’s version of Every Child Matters can be obtained from:

DFES Publications
PO Box 5050
Sherwood Park
Annesley
Nottingham
NG15 ODJ.
Tel: 0845 6022260
Email: dfes@prolog.uk.com

Please quote reference number DfES/0673/2003 for the children and young people’s version or DfES/0672/2003 for the summary version.


Related Documents

Copies of Educational Attainment of Children in Care can be purchased from:

Social Exclusion Unit
7th Floor, Eland House
Bressendon Place
London
SW1E 5DU

Tel: 0207 944 8133

This document can also be downloaded from: http://www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk/.

 
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