“The Government is now six months into a two-year strategy to reform children’s social care, and so far, so little. Whilst there are some proposals in the Government’s response to be welcomed, this does not go nearly far enough, or fast enough. We have a care system in crisis, with 82,000 children in care, more than ever before, and too many not getting the support or stability they need. Without more urgency and investment, we will continue to fail our children.
With limited legislative time left before the next election, and more consultation still to come, we are concerned that not enough is going to change for care-experienced children and young people.
This cannot wait, our children deserve so much better.”
Become will be publishing a more detailed response to the Government’s proposals over the coming days and will be happy to comment further.
For more information or to make a media enquiry, please contact Become’s Communications Manager, Amy Grant, via 07951 155367 or [email protected]
Become is the national charity for care-experienced children and young people. We put young people at the heart of everything we do, supporting them to get the help they need now and empowering them to bring about change in their own lives, the care system and society.
Press release: responding to the Government’s updated reform for children’s social care