When Every Child Matters: Change for Children was introduced it was seen as a key new move to help promote the well-being of children and young people. The Government decided that this scheme would end following discussions amongst the coalition.
Any organisation that had the aim of providing a service to children and young people, whether that be the local authority, schools, police and other care providers, had to ensure that they looked after the welfare of their clients. It meant a multi-agency approach was developed and these organisations teamed up to share information to help children achieve and be a success. It also meant that children were kept from harm, and had a chance to reveal how they felt in various situations.