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Anne Longfield, Josh MacAlister and Lord Adonis questioned on children's homes

16 July 2021

The Education Committee questions former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield, Josh MacAlister, Lead Reviewer on the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and Lord Adonis, who has lived experience of children’s residential care, during the first public evidence session in the inquiry into children’s homes.


Tuesday 20 July

At 10.00am

  • Anne Longfield, Former Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Josh MacAlister, Lead Reviewer, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
  • Lord Andrew Adonis, Labour life peer, former Schools Minister and former children’s home resident

Launched in March, the inquiry is part of the Committee’s continuing work focussing on the issues faced by left-behind groups. It is examining the educational outcomes of young people from children’s homes, and the progress they make with moving into employment or training. Other themes include the use of unregulated provision, out-of-area placements, and the sufficiency of children’s home places.

The inquiry will also examine the impact that Covid-19 may have had on the demand for children’s social care.

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