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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives and will be available in due course. 

Calendar – June

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