The Case for Change

The Case for Change is the Review’s early thinking about what needs to change in the children’s social care system.

It sets out the problems early, giving everyone the opportunity to understand our thinking and tell us whether we have missed or misunderstood anything. 

As the review moves into its next phase we will explore in more depth the issues highlighted in this document.

The objective is to put forward a bold set of recommendations that will meaningfully improve life for children and families.

You can read more detail about the evidence we have received and the findings of the Review’s engagement and participation work below.

There will be a number of ways for you to contribute to the review now that we have published the case for change. One of the ways you can do that is through completing our online form (below) which asks for your views on the questions we have posed in the case for change document. This will remain open until 13th August 2021.

We will also continue to provide a variety of online, in person and interactive engagement opportunities for people with lived experience and for people working in children’s social care to contribute to the Review.

You can read more about this under ‘Get Involved’

Children’s social care is a wide ranging and complicated field and whilst we have tried to make this report as easy to understand as we can, we know it won’t be accessible to everyone. This is why we have created a simplified version of the case for change, which is suitable for both children and adults, which summarises the key themes within the report.

We asked Chloe, a member of our Expert by Experience Board, to interview Review chair Josh on the main themes and you can see the film they made below.