The Department for Education leads work across Government to ensure that all children and young people:
- stay healthy and safe
- secure an excellent education and the highest possible standards of achievement
- enjoy their childhood
- make a positive contribution to society and the economy
- have lives full of opportunity, free from the effects of poverty
Department for Education research is subject to scrutiny from planning to publication. All substantial projects have a steering or advisory group, usually including external experts in the field, which will scrutinise the appropriateness of the research methods, quality of research execution and content of reports. Some projects are also subject to formal peer review processes.