The Independent Review of Children's Social Care, chaired by Josh MacAlister, has been published today (23 May 2022). The report describes this as "a once in a generation opportunity to reset children’s social care". The report authors say that "a radical reset" is needed, as well as a "revolution in Family Help".

In response to the publication of this substantial and significant report, Home-Start chief executive, Peter Grigg, said: 

“It takes a village to raise a child, and so it is great to see the review’s focus on early help and strengthening relationships to support families. Giving children the best start for life requires supporting parents. We need to do all we can in building compassionate communities around parents and children to make sure no parent or family feels alone in the critical task of raising children. This needs serious investment in family support and so we’re glad to see the Review recommend £2 billion investment over the next five years. The review has made the case and now we need urgent action from government to get behind this with serious, long-term financial backing to make this a reality across England.”

As part of the review Home-Start UK helped local Home-Start staff and care experienced parents to share their experience and insight with the commission.