Policy paper

Putting children first: our vision for children’s social care

How the government will reform children's social care in England.



This paper sets out the government’s reform programme for children’s social care in England over the next 5 years.

It builds on a previous policy paper: ‘children’s social care reform: a vision for change’.

The ‘Report for social work assessment and accreditation system: proof of concept’ examines the new assessment and accreditation system for child and family social workers.

An equalities impact assessment of social work assessment and accreditation reform is also available.