The experiences and opportunities for children in care need to improve. For some children, care is the best option, but the system must work better so that their life chances and education do not suffer.
I want to see local authorities working more effectively together to provide more stability for children in care. And at the frontline, we want to free social workers from red tape, enabling them to work more closely with children and families, intervening earlier and more effectively.
This will not only improve outcomes for children, but be more cost effective as well.