5. U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Report
6. A Manifesto to strengthen Families
More than 50 Tory MPs and peers are calling on the government to create a cabinet-level families minister post to better co-ordinate family policy across departments. The group, of 44 MPs and eight peers, including former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, ex-Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and former children's minister Tim Loughton, also wants a senior minister in all government departments to measure how policies impact on families.
The group's Strengthening Families Manifesto
wants to see a future Families Secretary's cross-governmental brief added to an existing cabinet post, such as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and backed by its own budget and civil service team.
State-Led Evaluations of Family Engagement: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program