Thank you for visiting the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care’s website. 

Following the publication of the independent review in May 2022, the Government has published its strategy and consultation on children’s social care, Stable Homes, Built on Love. The strategy and consultation was published on 2nd February 2023.  It responds to the recommendations made by the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and also to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel report into the tragic murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson; and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Review into children’s social care placements. 

This website will be closed down by 10th March 2023. An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Call for Ideas

In early November, as the Review moved into its final few months, we asked people to share their ideas for change with us through our ‘Call for Ideas’. 

The Call for Ideas ran for six weeks between 4 November and 15 December, and provided a chance for everyone to share their thoughts about how to improve children’s social care and inform the review’s final recommendations next spring.

We invited people to submit all types of ideas – from those suggesting transformational changes to the way the children’s social care system operates, to very specific ideas which could improve care in a particular area.

We have published all submissions that we received through the Call for Ideas in full, including the name of the organisation or individual who submitted it (except where someone requested their idea to be published anonymously or in a very few cases where we felt the information revealed too many personal details or personal information relating to a third party). You can find these by clicking the button below.