What does the social care sector think of Brown’s plans. What may have caught the imagination most of all is the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). This effectively takes on the children’s functions of the now dissolved Department for Education and Skills, responsibility for the Respect Agenda, which aims to tackle antisocial behaviour, and a range of other areas (see Department for Children, Schools and Families). It also has joint responsibility for youth justice with the Ministry of Justice.
There was also praise for the appointment of Ed Balls at the new department and Alistair Darling to be chancellor and head up the drive to reduce child poverty.
Social care applauds Brown’s first moves
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