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 An archived version will be saved with the National Archives. 

Step Up

We know that there are many people who might be wondering how they can support children and families but don’t know where to start.

We’ve put together some ideas below about how to step up and support children and families, including links to organisations to contact if you want to get involved.

Watch our Step Up film below.

Befriend a young person by becoming an Independent Visitor

Be a supportive employer

You can also find a range of other local and national volunteering opportunities at Do IT and NCVO.

If you would like to recommend an opportunity to Step Up that could be listed on this page please email us here.