The comments made by Nadhim Zahawi, the Secretary of State for Education, on 23 May 2022 following the publication of the review by Josh MacAlister.
This is the start of a journey to change the culture and dramatically reform the children’s social care system.
Everything we do to raise the outcomes for children and families must be backed by evidence. This report will be central in taking forward our ambition to ensure every child has a loving and stable home and we will continue working with experts and people who have experienced care to deliver change on the ground.
I am grateful to Josh MacAlister for his work, as well as to the families, young people, and professionals who shared their experiences.
We are ready to meet the challenge set by this review and I will set out my plans for bold and ambitious change in the coming months.