An independent review of children’s
social care in England

A once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system and provide children with loving, safe and stable families.

Message from Josh MacAlister, Chair of the independent review of children’s social care

It is a huge privilege to lead this Review, which is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system and improve the lives of children and their families.

This Review is a chance to look afresh at children’s social care. It will look at issues through the perspective of children and families throughout their interactions with children’s social care, from having a social worker knock on the door, through to children being in care and then leaving care.
The team and I are seeking out a wide range of views to feed into the Review’s work. By listening to and engaging with a wide range of voices we will be able to build the best possible recommendations about how to achieve real change.

The stakes are high and if we get the Review right, we will be able to set out a plan for a future system that can better guarantee love, safety and stability for children growing up in England.