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September 7th 1230 to 1330 How will the Independent Care Review make a difference to children’s lives?

4 Jul 2022

Leicestershire Cares is delighted to be joined by Josh MacAlister, Chair of the Independent Review of Children's Social Care in England to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Review, and what they mean for practice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

In the Review’s report, Josh MacAlister concluded that:

This moment is a once in a generation opportunity to reset children’s social care. What we need is a system that provides intensive help to families in crisis, acts decisively in response to abuse, unlocks the potential of wider family networks to raise children, puts lifelong loving relationships at the heart of the care system and lays the foundations for a good life for those who have been in care. What we have currently is a system increasingly skewed to crisis intervention, with outcomes for children that continue to be unacceptably poor and costs that continue to rise. For these reasons, a radical reset is now unavoidable

In total, the Review made over 80 recommendations to improve children’s social care. In this webinar, Josh MacAlistair will summarise the Review’s key recommendations and take questions on how these might affect local support for children and young people.

We will also be joined by:

  • Deborah Taylor, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Children & Families, Leicestershire County Council
  • Charlotte Robey-Turner, Head of Children and Young People, Leicestershire Cares

This is a great opportunity for practitioners, policy makers, students and young people to learn more about the implications of the Review and to discuss what it might mean locally.