Independent report

Progress report: moving towards a child centred system

This report sets out the progress that has been made in reforming the child protection system in England and where more change is needed.



The Munro review of child protection made recommendations for creating a work environment that will better support professionals in giving children and young people the help they need.

This report considers how well implementation of these recommendations has progressed in the year since the review’s publication, and how the child protection landscape as a whole is changing.

The overall conclusion of this report is that progress is moving in the right direction but that it needs to move faster. There are promising signs that some reforms are encouraging new ways of thinking and working and so improving services for children.