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Departmental Standards

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the principal objectives and targets of each directorate within his Department are; and if he will make a statement. (201057)

There are four main directorates in my Department. Each directorate contributes to departmental strategic objectives (DSOs), to ensure cross-directorate working. Primarily, the Children and Families Directorate contributes to DSOs 1 and 2; the Schools Directorate contributes to DSOs 3 and 4; and the Young People’s Directorate contributes to DSOs 5 and 6. Full details of DSOs and their underpinning indicators, which were announced in the 2007 comprehensive spending review, are available on the DCSF website at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/dsoindicators/