More fingers in the pie, but responsibility lies with no one.
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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