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Children and Families Directorate

What we do

We work across government and with delivery partners to support systems and behavioural change to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

We are responsible for:

  • implementing policy priorities for children, young people and families
  • the capability and leadership of delivery agencies working with children, young people and pregnant women
  • prioritising action that supports early years and intervention principles
  • promoting the rights and views of children and young people
  • promoting organisational structures and processes which are effective and personalised
  • policy on regulation and development of the social services workforce

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers