Read The Care Leavers Association response to the government Review of Children’s Social Care Case For Change.
The Case For Change itself was just over 80 pages long and covered many different aspects of the children’s social care sector. Given the current strain on our staffing resources we only responded to areas where we felt we had prior knowledge and experience.
The Case For Change does highlight some important points that we welcome. However, there are significant areas that the Case For Change has neglected. And throughout the report there are numerous instances where major assumptions have been made and where positions have been taken based on ideology rather than a true evaluation of the evidence.
So far we are not convinced that the review will be the “once in a generation” review that we were initially promised.