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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Bridge the Gap – Explore Session

23 September, 2021, 12:00am

Bridge the Gap is a series of events where we are inviting individuals with lived experience and professionals within children’s social care to reflect on the Case for Change, explore in depth the key issues within the children’s social care system and co-create solutions with us in a democratic and open space.


This explore event has been setup specifically for  Birth Parents to discuss the key issues within the children’s social care system.


Due to limited number of places, we have prioritised spaces for those individuals who already attended engagement events through existing networks, and the many individuals who have completed the expression of interest form.

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23 September, 2021

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