Have your say – Workforce

We want to hear the views and experiences of those who might recognise their role as being part of children’s social care, such as social workers, early help practitioners or children’s home staff, but also teachers, police officers or those who do voluntary work with children and families. The workforce engagement plan sets out the three broad ways to get involved with the review:


• Co-led events
• Online surveys and polls
• Focus groups

We previously invited Local Authorities and other organisations that support and employ those working with children and families to complete an expression of interest form which closed on 16 July. We had a great response and are now working with the organisations who responded to this.

We are aware that some of you may not be part of an organisation or may wish to share your views confidentially or in a different way. If that’s you, please complete the expression of interest survey below and the Review team will be in touch:

Expression of Interest survey for individual workforce members

We have also partnered with the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care who will be running six polls over the coming months for social workers to feed in their thoughts to the Review. If you are a registered social worker and would like to sign up, please do so here.

What support is available to people who take part in the Review?

The Review has partnered with the NSPCC helpline to provide support for everyone participating in the Review who wishes to access it.

For more information  visit the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care support page for adults

You can also speak confidentially to an independent qualified practitioner before, during or after the event by calling our free dedicated helpline on 0800 233311.

Sign up for updates

You can sign up for updates about the Review here.

Contact the Review

You can email the Review team at Review.ChildrensSocialCare@education.gov.uk