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
- 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.
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
or posted to:
Department for Education and
1B CASTLE VIEW HOUSE
For general enquiries please call 01928 794888 or
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
How to order copies
Copies of Every Child Matters and Keeping
Children Safe are available to purchase from The Stationery
The Stationery Office
Tel: 0870 600 5522
Copies of both the summary version and the children
and young people’s version of Every Child Matters can be
PO Box 5050
Please quote reference number DfES/0673/2003 for
the children and young people’s version or DfES/0672/2003 for the
Copies of Educational Attainment of Children in
Care can be purchased from:
Social Exclusion Unit
7th Floor, Eland
Tel: 0207 944 8133
This document can also be downloaded from: http://www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk/.