NCB's response to the Review's 'Case for Change' demands a focus on what will really transform children’s lives for the better.
The Independent Review of Children’s Social care is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system.
Our vision is a society where babies get the best start in life through high-quality universal services and targeted early help; where inclusive schools value children’s wellbeing alongside academic progress; and where young people are enabled to make a confident transition to adulthood, safe from violence on our streets and criminal exploitation. For our most vulnerable children, it is right that the state plays a more active role in this, including taking on parental responsibility where families cannot.
Delivering bold and ambitious change requires cross-government commitment, enabling local leaders to work together with a shared purpose. The voices of children, families and communities must be at the heart of this integrated system. And it means tackling the growing levels of poverty and social inequality that prevent so many children from fulfilling their potential.
Our challenge to The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care is to focus on what will really transform children’s lives for the better. The Case for Change gives us hope that this will be what the Review grapples with in its next phase.