Open Letter to the Secretary of State for Education

Together we can do better for Black children in care

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Black children are over-represented in the care system, but are least likely to ever be adopted. They face disadvantage at so many points across the system.

This needs to change. We need to shine a light on the injustices that are at play within the very system that should be protecting and caring for the most vulnerable children in our society.

In November 2020, Home for Good launched an Open Letter calling on the Government to make racial disparity a core component of the upcoming Care Review in England.

Update – December 2020

In December 2020, we delivered the Open Letter, signed by 1500 individuals, including 76 church leaders who signed on behalf of their churches, representing an additional 20,000 people. We also were delighted to have the support of a number of key organisations within the sector.

We await a response from the Government and further updates about the upcoming Children’s Social Care Review.



The open letter has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who signed and added their voice. We will use this page to give you updates on the progress of this campaign. Please check back for the latest news.


Headline signatories

Tania Bright, Home for Good

Dr Krish Kandiah, Home for Good

Ben Lindsay, Power the Fight

Pastor Agu Irukwu, Jesus House

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

Selina Stone, St Mellitus College

Fr. Azariah France-Williams, Author and Vicar

The Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney

Revd Dr Catherine Mark Okoronkwo

Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE

David and Carrie Grant MBE, Singers, Vocal Coaches & TV Presenters

Fraser James, Actor

The Rt Revd the Lord Bishop of Worcester, John Inge

Chine McDonald, Christian Aid

Kanya King CBE, MOBO Awards

Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Matthew Gordon, Spectra First

The Rt Revd Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin, MBE QHC, Bishop of Dover


Signing organisations


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