Open letter to social workers

Dear Social Workers My name is Josh MacAlister and 14 months ago the government asked me to lead an independent review of children’s social care. Today, I have published a comprehensive report and reform plan, with a clear set of recommendations and costs, that we are asking the government to support and implement. During this […]

Open letter to parents and families

Dear Parents, Carers, Guardians and Families, My name is Josh MacAlister and 14 months ago the government asked me to do a review of the children’s social care system in England. Today I have published my final report which includes a set of recommendations and a costed plan for reform that I am asking the […]

Open letter to leaders

Dear Children’s Social Care Leaders, My name is Josh MacAlister and 14 months ago the government asked me to lead an independent review of children’s social care. Today I have published the final report which includes a clear set of recommendations, alongside a plan and costings, that I am asking the government, public services and […]

Open letter to foster carers

Dear Foster Carers, My name is Josh MacAlister and 14 months ago the government asked me to lead an independent review of children’s social care. Today I have published the final report which includes a clear set of recommendations, alongside a plan and costings, that I am asking the government, public services and businesses to […]

Open letter to Children and Young People,

Dear Children and Young People, My name is Josh MacAlister. The government asked me to help make some services better for children, and I’m writing to you to tell you what I’ve asked them to do. These services are often called children’s social care and they are provided by your local authority (sometimes known as […]