‘Care crisis’ review to begin

A seven-month review into the ‘care crisis’ that is causing record levels of care proceedings and numbers of children in care is to begin, led by a group of children’s social care experts. The review will aim to identify changes that could be made to local authority and court systems, as well as national and local policies and practices, to stem the increase in care cases and children in the care system. A report will be produced at the end of the review that will recommend ways of reducing demand on the family justice and child welfare systems, as well as improving outcomes for children and families.

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