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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Explainer Videos

In these short videos, Chair of the Review Josh MacAlister talks through some of the Review’s big themes and explains how we want to make things better for children and families.

The Reform Plan

The plan to reset children’s social care.

Help and Protection

A plan to help families and keep children safe.

Homes for Children & Young People

Our recommendations on children’s homes and fostering.

Care Experience

Five ambitious missions around care experience.