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Children: Children's Plan

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008


My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Government publish today the Children’s Plan one year on progress report, setting out progress made since the launch of the Children’s Plan a year ago. It celebrates the contribution made by those working with children and young people over the past year, takes stock of the challenges ahead and sets out next steps to achieve our ambitions for children and young people.

The Children and Young People’s Workforce Strategy, also published today, describes the way the Government will work with partners to develop and support everyone who works with children and young people and to improve quality and capacity across the workforce. It sets out the Government’s priorities for the development of individual sectors of the workforce and for reforms which need to influence everyone who works with children, young people and their families.

We also launch today Building Stronger Partnerships, a strategy for engaging employers in education, in response to the report of the National Council for Educational Excellence (NCEE).

Copies of these documents are available in the Libraries of both Houses and available electronically at