The independent review of children’s social care was announced in January 2021 and began its work in March 2021. The review aims to identify the challenges facing children’s social care in England. It is looking at how we can ensure that children grow up in loving, stable, safe families and, where that is not possible, care provides the same foundations.
Our briefing focuses on key points made by the review’s Case for Change, an initial report aimed at “starting the conversation” about possible solutions to the issues faced by social care.1
Findings are organised around the following themes:
In October 2021, the review published a summary of more than 300 submissions received in response to its call for feedback on the Case for Change.2
ReferencesThe independent review of children's social care (2021) The case for change (PDF). London: The independent review of children's social care.
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