Ministers and Children’s Policy – What’s New


Researching Reform

Prime Minister Theresa May has made a number of important changes to the roles and responsibilities of ministers working on child welfare policy.

These include a wider brief for Minister Of State For Vulnerable Children And Families, Ed Timpson, with added responsibilities in the areas of children’s mental health, the pupil premium and the National Citizen Service.

We still think it’s strange that child welfare matters continue to be lumped in under the Department for Education, and spread out across other ministerial roles. It’s time we had a dedicated department for this work.

We’ve added a break down below of the current roles, responsibilities and who’s in charge of which area:

Department of Health

  • Philip Dunne Minister of state for health Hospital care; NHS performance and operations; the workforce; patient safety and maternity care
  • Nicola Blackwood Under secretary of state for public health and Innovation Children’s health; school nursing; and…

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One thought on “Ministers and Children’s Policy – What’s New

  1. Justine Greening
    Secretary of State for Education;
    minister for women and equalities I do hope she is going to take a close look at the workings of HCPC. A Cetain Case at the moment I am investigating with. HPCP. An Australian national was given a BA Social worker title by HCPC when she has never taken a degree or studies even A levels for that job. She is now calling herself a social worker trainer while in South Vietnam. (I have never heard of that job before either)

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