Inquiry 2016: Children's social care
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has launched
a new inquiry into children's social care. This is
being coordinated by NCB in our capacity as secretariat for
the Group. Please see terms of
reference. The APPGC plans to report the findings of the
inquiry in early 2017.
This inquiry aims to:
bring together evidence about the current resourcing of
children's social care services and changes in the nature and level
explore the impact (or potential impact) of these changes on the
delivery of children's social care services and on children and
build a picture of the key elements of a successful children's
services department and the challenge facing areas that are
struggling to improve, and share examples of good practice
assess whether changes are needed to policy and legislation in
order to improve the delivery of children's social care services
and in turn outcomes for children
identify any learning that can be shared from Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales.
The first inquiry meeting was held on 18 April - minutes.
The second inquiry meeting was held on 9 May - minutes.
The third meeting was held on 6 June.
The fourth meeting will be held on 11 July focussing on the
Children Act 1989.
Please e-mail email@example.com to
The APPGC would like to hear from local
authorities and children's sector stakeholders about the
current state of arrangements for the provision of children's
social care - including statistical information and case
studies. Please download the
call for evidence form. A letter has been sent to all Directors of Children's Services.