This consultation ended 2 November 2020.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
We would like your views on proposed changes to the independent review mechanism (IRM) for qualifying determinations.
We are consulting on draft regulations that will:
- remove the entitlement to an independent review
- ensure qualifying determination reviews can be heard through the fostering provider’s or adoption agency’s complaints procedures
- ensure that complaints procedures are robust enough to act as an alternative to the existing IRM