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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Engagement plan webinar

26 March, 2021, 4:00pm

This webinar was hosted by two of the Experts by Experience Board members and Josh MacAlister, the Chair of the review, and covered:

  • How the engagement plan was developed
  • The purpose and overview of the plan
  • A chance to ask Josh and the two Expert by Experience Board members questions about the review’s initial engagement plans
  • How to get involved and what to look out for in the coming days and weeks


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26 March, 2021

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