Public Accounts Committee

Transforming children’s services inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published 22 March 2019. Government response published June 2019.

Report published

Scope of the inquiry

Following on from its 2016 Child Protection Services report which drew similar conclusions around rising demand and variation between authorities, the Public Accounts Committee will question officials from the Department for Education and the Government’s Chief Social Worker for Children and Families on 4 February about the current pressures on children’s social care. Examining the Department’s understanding of demand and local variation, the Committee will investigate how it plans to achieve its programme of reform by 2022.

Terms of reference: Transforming children’s services

Latest evidence

  • 04 Feb 2019 - Transforming children’s services - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF314 KB) HC 1741 | Published 13 Mar 2019

    Evidence given by Lucy Butler, Director of Children's Services, Oxfordshire County Council, Cath McEvoy-Carr, Exceutive Director of Adult Social Care and Children's Services, and Cathy Ashley, CEO, Family Rights Group; Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Indra Morris, Director General, Social Care, Mobility and Equalities, Department for Education, and Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Department for Education (at 5.00pm).

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