About us

Our progress so far

We have successfully begun an ambitious programme to stabilise and transform the services for vulnerable children and young people.

The first 3 months

It’s our intention to keep everyone as up-to-date as we can with the progress we are making. The Cabinet paper on this page is the first official release of information.

It outlines what we have done in the first three months since the Ministry was established on 1 April, 2017. It provides a number of practical examples of how we have started to bring the new system to life and what the next steps are for the 12 months ahead. 

The paper also sets out the strategic direction of the transformation work under these dimensions:

  • the Ministry
  • the system
  • the wider community.


Finally the paper describes how we will measure progress – how we will know we are making a real difference for vulnerable children.