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Every Child Matters Scheme: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding the Government has given to support the Every Child Matters scheme. (249456)

Every Child Matters (ECM) is the Government's approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being. How this work is being taken forward is set out in the Children's Plan.

The work of ECM covers the whole of children's services and as such spans the work of Department for Children, Schools and Families, which has a projected annual budget of £53 billion for 2008-09, £55 billion for 2009-10 and £59 billion for 2010-11.