There is rather interesting staff survey from the Department of Children Schools and Families depositied in the Commons Library. Question 76 asked whether, compared to last year, services have improved for "children, young people and learners".
The response of the good folks of the Civil Service was that 37% thought things had improved. Meanwhile 55% refused to agree or disagree - commonly called "taking the fifth". There were 8% of young wonks willing to say things had got worse though.
In other news, over half of the department staff say they have no sense of belonging in the department. At the same time, 19% of staff think that the career progression system is fair to everyone (presumably that was the people who got promoted), the rest think it sucks.