Anne Longfield, Chair of the Commission on Young Lives, responding to the publication of the independent review into children's social care, said:
"The independent review of children's social care provides the Government with an ambitious and affordable plan to improve a system that is broken, financially unsustainable, and failing far too many vulnerable children.
"The years of papering over the cracks and hoping for the best cannot continue. This is a once in a generation chance to build a better children's social care system that provides protection to every child at risk from harm, and gives every child in care the support they need to thrive and succeed.
"I hope the Secretary of State for Education will embrace these proposals and set out quickly how the Government plans to deliver this vital public sector reform.
"Failing to do so is no longer a financial or moral option."