Welcome to another week.
The Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, announced on 3 November that a large-scale review of the care system the Conservative party promised in its election manifesto would launch “imminently”.
The comment was made by Ford at the National Children and Adult Services Conference.
The child welfare system is no stranger to reviews. Type in “care review” into our search engine on this site, and dozens of entries appear. Despite the number of reviews that have taken place in the last decade alone, some experts and child welfare professionals agree that not much has changed inside the system for children.
However the current government, and past government which have ordered these reviews, take a different view. Many politicians believe that these investigations have raised awareness of the biases and bad practice inside the child welfare sector and have led to improvements for children in care.
Our question this week then, is in the form of a poll: