Independent review of children’s social care

An independent review of the needs, experiences and outcomes of the children supported by social care.

The independent review of children’s social care has now reached its first major milestone and has published its Case for Change. The Case for Change sets out what the review has heard so far and where they think the system needs to change. Find more information on the independent review of children’s social care website.

About the review

The government’s manifesto committed to review the children’s social care system to make sure children and young people get the support they need.

Lead reviewer

The review is independently led by Josh MacAlister, a former schoolteacher who founded the social work charity Frontline.

The review will be supported by an Experts by Experience Group to help the lead reviewer hear the diverse experiences of children and families who are supported by social workers.

Get involved

Find more information on how to get involved on the independent review of children’s social care website.

Terms of reference

The scope of the review and key themes and questions are set out in the Independent children's social care review terms of reference (PDF, 129KB, 4 pages).

Privacy notice and review updates

The DfE privacy notice (PDF, 112KB, 4 pages) explains how the review will process personal data.

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