The second report of Professor Munro’s independent child protection review was published on 1 February 2011.

This follows on from The Munro Review of Child Protection: Part One, A System’s Analysis, which considered the problems in the child protection system and how they have arisen.  

This phase of the review looks at how to refocus on the child’s journey from needing to receiving the right help.  

Professor Munro says “in recent history, the child protection system has focused on imposing and meeting managerial targets and regulations, and in doing so has forgotten that the needs of children should be at its core”.  

The interim report discusses some early recommendations and considerations for reform, covering areas such as inspection, performance monitoring, and referral and assessment. These areas will be developed in the review’s final phase.  

The final report and recommendations to Government will be published in April 2011.