Report finds lack of understanding about Every Child Matters outcomes

There is a lack of clarity about what implementing the five Every Child Matters outcomes means in practice, the Local Government Association has found.

An officers’ report, considered by its children and young people board this week, said there was insufficient understanding of what the policy meant to engage GPs, schools and other partners in delivery, despite consensus on the five outcomes.

This was a finding from an LGA away day for children’s service leaders in local government, the voluntary sector and government last month.

The report called on the board to consider the case for developing a vision for the policy at a more concrete level than the five outcomes as one of its priorities for 2006-7.


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