Thank you for visiting the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care’s website. 

Following the publication of the Review in May 2022, the Government has today (2 February 2023) published its strategy, Stable Homes, Built on Love and this can be read here. The plan responds to recommendations made by three independent reviews by Josh MacAlister, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel into the tragic murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

This website will be closed down. An archived version will be saved with the National Archives. 

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.