Radical changes needed in children's social care, review urges

By Mark Conrad | 23 May 2022

Ministers face a ‘pivotal’ moment in children’s social care, with radical changes needed to stop tens of thousands more youngsters entering the system, an independent review has warned.

A review of council-run children’s social care by Josh MacAlister, published today, concluded that struggling families needed fresh interventions to ensure the already-creaking system does not reach a crisis point – including an additional £2.6bn over the next five years.

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