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BASW England response to the Family Rights Group Care Crisis Review

BASW England welcomes this sector led review convened by the Family Rights Group (FRG) on the current care crisis taking place in England and Wales and strongly concurs with the rationale for doing so expressed in the summary document:

• All stakeholders have knowledge and expertise about the service responses that can make a difference to children and families and may help to safely avert the need for care proceedings.
• There is a groundswell of opinion that those most affected by the crisis should take a combined lead in promoting ways of supporting families to avoid problems escalating.
• The crisis has an impact on children, young people and families and on those working in the child welfare and family justice systems