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Reform of children's social care in England: A Research Briefing March 2024

Source: Commons Library Parliament UK  published on this website Friday 22 March 2024 by Jill Powell

The research briefing provides up to date information and research to inform the reform of children’s social care in England

On 2 February 2023, the Government published an implementation strategy and consultation on reforming children’s social care in England: Stable Homes, Built on Love.

The strategy is based on, and formed the Government’s response to, three independent reports published in 2022:

The final report of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, published in May 2022.

The final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study into the children’s social care market, published in March 2022.

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel review into the deaths of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, published in May 2022.