A review of the care system which was launched last year and has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is now calling for the views of family members whose children have experienced social care or care proceedings.

The review, also known as the Care Crisis Review, is a response to the ever growing number of children finding themselves inside the care system, which is now at its highest level since 1985.

Child welfare participants include the president of the Family Division, Sir James Munby; the chief executive of Cafcass, Anthony Douglas; the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), Alison Michalska; the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield; and a selection of academics, directors of children’s services and policy advisers.

The review, which has been organised by Family Rights Group, now includes a survey for families, which you can access here. 

There is also a survey for child welfare professionals, for individuals working in legal, social work and other sectors which involve themselves in child protection.

You can also access a summary of the review, here.

Legal Action For Women has also submitted its own evidence to the review, which you can see here. 

Please do share the surveys with anyone who you feel might be interested.

The deadline for completing the surveys is Sunday 11 February 2018 (at midnight).