Government calls review ‘once in generation opportunity’ to change system failing young people

The government has launched a review of children’s social care in England, calling it a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to overhaul a system it says is failing vulnerable young people and creaking under the strain of rising numbers of children entering care.

The review, promised in the Conservative party’s 2019 general election manifesto, will examine early years help, child protection, fostering and kinship care, and care homes, as well as the family support measures needed to prevent children having to enter care.

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