Readers respond to the government’s planned review of services for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people

The government’s review of children’s social care will provide an opportunity to reflect on an accumulated mass of research evidence, earlier reviews, and the views of care-experienced children, young people and families (Children’s social care: ‘wide-ranging’ review launched in England, 15 January).

However, to succeed, it will also have to address why earlier attempts to overhaul the system have failed. First, why they failed to gain political support for radically reducing child poverty and inequality, which is strongly associated with children coming into and remaining in care, and which will require an immediate commitment to more progressive income tax and wealth reform.

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