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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Final Report

Recommendations annexes

The recommendations annexes provide more detail to support the report including rationale, implementation and cost benefit analysis.

Children and young people's summary

This children and young people’s summary can be used to talk through the recommendations with children and young people.

Our final report is supported by a number of technical reports and evidence documents, click the button below to view.