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Josh MacAlister makes “The Case for Change” at joint NNPCF / Contact webinar

The independent review of children’s social care has published its case for change. You can find it here:

Home – The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care (

On Thursday 24th June at noon, Josh MacAlister, the independent chair of the review, will be joining an NNPCF and Contact webinar to talk about the case for change and what it means for children and young people with SEND.

You can sign up to the webinar here: Meeting Registration – Zoom

The NNPCF have been working with Josh and the review team to ensure that the issues most important to SEND families are included in the review.

Many of the issues we have raised with the review team are included for example:

· There is a recognition that families need support rather than “investigation”

· The inconsistency in classifying children with disabilities as Children in Need

· The lack of appropriate support for families with children with disabilities is noted

In addition, man y of the major themes that we have raised with the SEND review are also recognised in the report, for example:

· The need for a better definition of what early help and intervention (family support) is available

· The need for more multi-agency working

· The financial pressures on the children’s social care system

You can find out more about our work with the review team here: NNPCF input into children’s social care review – National Network of Parent Carer Forums C.I.C

One reply on “Josh MacAlister makes “The Case for Change” at joint NNPCF / Contact webinar”

I am the mother of a child taken into the foster care system in England even though she was well adjusted and a good student My experience is it is nearly impossible to have your child returned to you once they have been taken by the State. I would like to share my concerns with Josh MacAlister if that is possible please.

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