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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives. 

Calendar – July

We previously invited those who wished to contribute to the review to sign up to an expression of interest (EOI) form, which has helped us organise hundreds of engagement events with individuals and organisations with lived experience and from the workforce. 

Since the case for change was published, we have been listening to as many people as possible with lived experience of children’s social care. We are now reflecting on what we have heard before entering a new phase of the review where we will start to ask you to help us think about solutions. 

The calendar below lists upcoming engagement events – those available for anyone to sign up for are coloured green.


23 July, 2021
2 August, 2021
17 August, 2021
2 September, 2021
8 September, 2021
15 September, 2021
15 September, 2021
17 September, 2021