The Change for Children 10 year plan should infiltrate all activities undertaken with people from birth to 19 years of age. The 5 key outcomes are taken into consideration at each stage on these pages and the various elements will relate in differing degrees.

  • Being healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle
  • Staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect
  • Enjoying and achieving: getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood
  • Making a positive contribution: being involved with the community and not engaging in antisocial or offending behaviour
  • Economic well-being: not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life.

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The Children’s Plan

The Government wants to make this country the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up. The Children’s Plan sets out how the Department for Children, Schools and Families is going to achieve that - by putting the needs of families, children and young people at the centre of everything we do.

For more information and to download the Children’s Plan, please visit

Curriculum for Excellence

Gifted and talented pupils

Every Child Matters acknowledges the centrality of play in a child’s life and the importance of learning through experiential means. This is made possible in art by engaging with a wide range of materials and media as well as introducing children to outside agencies such as museums, galleries, artists and designers. national children’s bureau museum and libraries association days out, events and learning resources