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Social Work Reform: Call for Written Evidence – England

The House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry on social work reform based on a memorandum from the Department for Education outlining the government’s approach. The Committee invites written submissions on the government’s approach to children’s social work reform.

The deadline for receipt of written submissions is midday on Friday 4 March 2016. It is anticipated that the written submissions will inform the focus of further Committee work in this area.

For more information visit: UK Parliament website.

The government has strategy for social work reform

  1. Children’s social care reform: a vision for change: Department for Education – Policy Paper
  2. Children’s social work reform inquiry launched: Commons Select Committee
  3. Nicky Morgan unveils plans to transform children’s social work: Press release
  4. Nicky Morgan – Letter from the Secretary of State on social work reform

 

Some wider comments and discussion

ADCS Response to Government Announcements: Statement by Alison O’Sullivan, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services

Social work must challenge Cameron’s reforms with a critical eye and an open mind: Community Care

Children’s social workers and compulsory accreditation: what we do and don’t know: Community Care

One in four new children’s social workers will train on fast-track schemes by 2018: Community Care

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