CiNI support the launch of an Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Services in Northern Ireland

Children’s Social Care Services (Children’s Services) have operated without fundamental review for more than a decade and have faced one of the most challenging periods in their history, as a result of the ongoing global health pandemic. However, the scale of the challenge experienced by Children’s Services, both in terms of volume and complexity of case work, predates the pandemic. The Independent Review of Children’s Social Services (Children’s Services) will be a fundamental examination of Children’s Services, with a focus on quality, equity, resilience and sustainability to ensure that Children’s Services are:

  • capable of responding to current and potential future demand/pressures and the level and complexity of need;
  • effectively meeting the needs of the children, young people and families with a range of vulnerabilities and sufficiently and supportively engaging them in decisions affecting their lives; and
  • adequately supporting staff and carers in the exercise of their statutory and other duties and in the course of their caring responsibilities.

We produced this animation to provide information about the Children’s Social Care Services Review and why the Review is necessary.

The Review will extend in scope to all five Health and Social Care Trusts. It will include within its scope a number of services provided on a regional basis.

The full range of services that will be subject to review are listed in the Terms of Reference, found at cscsreviewni.net

The Review will be chaired by Professor Ray Jones. Professor Jones will act as independent lead reviewer and will author the Review report. The Chair will be assisted by an Advisory Panel, made up a number of experts in this field.  They are: Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth, Professor Pat Dolan and Marie Roulston, OBE, a former Director of Children’s Services in Northern Ireland.

The Review will engage children and young people and parents/carers throughout. Engagement will be facilitated by VOYPIC (The Voice of Young People in Care) and ourselves at CiNi (Children in Northern Ireland) on behalf of the Review Team. Further mechanisms will be put in place to enable the Team to engage front-line practitioners.

Email address: Contact@CSCSReviewNI.net

Telephone: 028 90526128 or 028 90526129

Click here to visit the CSCS Review website

CiNI support the launch of an Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Services in Northern Ireland

Children’s Social Care Services (Children’s Services) have operated without fundamental review for more than a decade and have faced one of the most challenging periods in their history, as a result of the ongoing global health pandemic. However, the scale of the challenge experienced by Children’s Services, both in terms of volume and complexity of case work, predates the pandemic. The Independent Review of Children’s Social Services (Children’s Services) will be a fundamental examination of Children’s Services, with a focus on quality, equity, resilience and sustainability to ensure that Children’s Services are:

  • capable of responding to current and potential future demand/pressures and the level and complexity of need;
  • effectively meeting the needs of the children, young people and families with a range of vulnerabilities and sufficiently and supportively engaging them in decisions affecting their lives; and
  • adequately supporting staff and carers in the exercise of their statutory and other duties and in the course of their caring responsibilities.

We produced this animation to provide information about the Children’s Social Care Services Review and why the Review is necessary.

The Review will extend in scope to all five Health and Social Care Trusts. It will include within its scope a number of services provided on a regional basis.

The full range of services that will be subject to review are listed in the Terms of Reference, found at cscsreviewni.net

The Review will be chaired by Professor Ray Jones. Professor Jones will act as independent lead reviewer and will author the Review report. The Chair will be assisted by an Advisory Panel, made up a number of experts in this field.  They are: Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth, Professor Pat Dolan and Marie Roulston, OBE, a former Director of Children’s Services in Northern Ireland.

The Review will engage children and young people and parents/carers throughout. Engagement will be facilitated by VOYPIC (The Voice of Young People in Care) and ourselves at CiNi (Children in Northern Ireland) on behalf of the Review Team. Further mechanisms will be put in place to enable the Team to engage front-line practitioners.

Email address: Contact@CSCSReviewNI.net

Telephone: 028 90526128 or 028 90526129

Click here to visit the CSCS Review website