Christine Morrissey

Independent review of Children's Social Care is a valuable opportunity for reform say Newcastle Liberal Democrats.

The long awaited review Independent Review of Children's Social Care (the McAlister Report) just published is impressive and offers an excellent opportunity to reset systemic failings in children's services. It sets out a clear plan to address the crisis in children's social care capacity to support looked after children and tackle persistently poor outcomes for children in care, says the Liberal Democrats Opposition spokesperson for children and families on Newcastle City Council Cllr Christine Morrissey. "The report's emphasis on supporting wider family networks to care for children is hugely welcome, and the recommendation to give kinship carers the same entitlement to financial support as foster carers is something the Liberal Democrats Opposition has been pressing the council on for several years. "We fully recognise the importance of reforming social work structures to focus on community-based support for families to enable those who need help receive more responsive, respectful, and effective suppor

24 May 2022

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