“It’s good to raise our profile as IROs, it’s good to set the bar high and expect the best for the children we work for. Having a clear vision and clear expectations should leave no excuses for ineffective practice.” Otilia Broadhurst, independent reviewing officer.
Family Rights Group have facilited a seven month sector-led Review into the care crisis. The Review is supported by stakeholders within the child welfare and family justice system.
The Review’s aims:
to examine the reasons for the rise in care proceedings and number of children in care
to at all times retain a focus on achieving the best outcomes for children and families
to take account of the current national economic, financial, legal and policy context that impacts on families and on local authority and court practice
to identify specific changes to local authority and court systems and national and local policies and practices that will help safely stem the increase in the number of care cases coming before the family courts and the number of children in the care system.
New: #carecrisisreview report. It confirms the children's social care & family justice system is in crisis, explores the reasons for the record number of care order applications, and sets out 20 options for change 1/2 https://t.co/KYLcD5lmFp
You can also read the academic review on the factors contributing to the #carecrisis , briefings on the results of surveys of professionals, families and young people who have spent part or all of their childhood in care. 2/2 https://t.co/KYLcD5lmFp