The Children’s Commissioner has written a blog in resposne. tothe independent review into children’s social care.
‘I wrote on Friday about the things I wanted to see included in the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care. This list is based on all the things children and young people have told me, and I am indebted to them for sharing their experiences with me in the hope it will make things better. About the urgency with which we need to see ambitious, brave and consistent reform of children’s social care, our fourth emergency service, to improve children’s experiences and outcomes. Children in care are ambitious for themselves: they want the same things as their peers, a fantastic education, a brilliant job, loving and supportive family relationships. We must be as ambitious for them as they are for themselves.
Now the Review has been published, I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the specific areas of focus and where we need to go further to deliver the change children have told me so often, they desperately want to see. Too many tell me they feel let down by the services designed to protect and support them, so let’s seize this chance to do better.’