Care review urges major reorganisation of children’s social care

The children’s social care review has today (23 May) published its final report, making over 70 recommendations including the axing of independent reviewing officers and the creation of around 20 new regional bodies (called Regional Care Cooperatives – RCCs) across England to run and set up new fostering services, children’s homes and secure care, as … Read more

The future of care

The children’s social care review, whose final report and recommendations are due to be published shortly, has stated that “[t]he state is not the pushy parent children in care need”. I support this sentiment though if I was looking for a catch-all term I’d emphasise devotion and dedication instead, since too often it’s the lack … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – May 2022

This month, we focus on a recent judgment which found a local authority had failed to meet its statutory duties under the Education Act 1996, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Children Act 1989. After identifying “serious and substantial breaches of duties” that left a 15 year-old child with complex needs without suitable … Read more