A report which gathered the views of 163 care experienced people has been published today.
The report, which was produced by the Our Care Our Say group, asked people who had experienced the children’s care system how care experienced people could contribute to the government’s Children’s Social Care Review (the Care Review), and what concerns they had about the Care Review.
There are at least 80,000 children in care in England and Wales, and more than 400,000 people with experience of children’s social care nationally.
The report does not offer anything new – how could any report do so today, when everything has been said many times over at this point – but its presence represents a more formal amplification of the Voice of the Child as it coincides with the government’s launch of its own Care Review.
We hope the Care Review’s lead Josh MacAllister, will take the time to read this report.
You can access the report and connected documents below:
keith brettwood said:
I had a feeling it would not offer anything new but then i think most parents already knew that.
we can clearly see how the blinkered mentality of many Govt ministers are a big problem which makes progress painfully slow.
Take Michael Gove for instance. this is a man who was adopted as a child who admitted he has not made any attempt to find his birth parents or extended family as he didnt want to upset his adoptive parents. its a clear case of not wanting any relationship with his birth family as they will very likely be of a lesser education to himself. this same man believes that more children need to be adopted and wants to see the adoption process made into a fast track system.
This is whats wrong with the child care system, its dictated and funded by ignorant educated toffs who think they know whats best for the people of this country.