ACP submission to independent review of children's residential care

The ACP has submitted a comprehensive response to an independent review of children's residential care being headed up by Sir Martin Narey.

The 'root-and-branch' review is looking at  which children should be in residential care, how it can be improved and how the Government can achieve the best outcome for every looked after child.

Sir Martin, former head of the Prison and Probation Services in England and Wales and CEO of children's charity Barnado's, will examine responses considering the following issues: the role of children's homes within the care system, exploring when - and for which children - homes should be used; what works with residential care, and how to improve outcomes for the young people who live in them; what improvements could be made to the way that residential care homes are commissioned, delivered, regulated and inspected.

Child psychotherapists Angela Evans and Alison Roy have responded in length to each of these issues. Read their submission in full here.

The review is due to report in the Spring.