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  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. 

Following the publication of the Case for Change we invited feedback through our online form which asked for people’s views on the questions we posed in the document. This closed on 13th August 2021 and the feedback provided will be used to shape the review’s thinking.  

You can still email us with any views you have through the review’s email address: Review.ChildrensSocialCare@education.gov.uk

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

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 Case for Change’s main themes and you can see the film they made below.