Children’s Social work reform: January – October 2016

Background/Overview

  • In January 2016  the Government announced a set of proposals to reform children and families social work (Children’s Social Care Reform: A Vision For Change)
  • However, the Government faced criticism for the lack of clarity on how they intended to achieve these aims, which prompted an inquiry into by the House of Commons Education Committee (report published in July 2016).
  • In July 2016 the Government published ‘Putting Children First‘ which outlines how they will deliver their vision for reform
  • In October 2016 a document was published which sets out the Government’s response to the Education Committee’s report

For more information about each of these reports, including links to the full reports, please see here

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