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Independent Care Review for England 2021

In January 2021, the government launched the ‘independent review of children’s social care in England’. The Review proposes to ‘provide a once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system and provide children with loving, safe and stable families’.

Family Rights Group believe that the Care Review is an important opportunity to influence proposals for change across the child welfare system in England. We are engaging with the Review and seeking to influence its recommendations, including through contributing evidence and sharing insight from our services and legal and policy experience. We are also working to ensure the Review hears the voices and experiences of mothers, fathers and kinship carers involved with the child welfare system.

You can find out more about the Review and its terms of reference here.

Our submissions:

Family Rights Group’s response to the Review’s Call for Evidence – March 2021

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Evidence from Family Rights Group’s Advice Service – May 2021

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Engagement events:

  • April 2021 – Family Rights Group’s parents’ and kinship carers’ panels met with the Care Review engagement team.
  • May 2021 – Family Rights Group hosted a workshop for mothers, fathers and kinship carers with experience of the child welfare system to share their experiences and ideas with the Care Review engagement team.
  • July 2021 – Family Rights Group’s parents’ and kinship carers’ panels met with the Review’s engagement team to share their thoughts on the Review’s Case for Change.
  • September 2021 – Family Rights Group hosted a second online workshop for mothers, fathers, kinship carers and people raised in kinship care to respond to the Review’s Case for Change and to share with the Review their ideas for solutions to improve children’s social care so that it works for children and families.
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