Barriers to change in the social care of children

Jenny Morris

This thought-provoking report addresses the question - what gets in the way of changing the care system for children?

It is based on discussions with children and young people who are or have been looked after, senior child care managers, frontline staff, and those who have a vision of bringing about change in children's services.

Drawing on the expertise of looked after children as well as child care professionals, this report identifies the barriers to, and the opportunities for, bringing about change in the care system. It comes at a time of unprecedented government attention to this important area of social policy and practice.