— Education Committee (@CommonsEd) May 4, 2016
Appearing before the education select committee yesterday, Isabelle Trowler explained why she is keen for lasting structural reform combined with professional development. Watch the session: here
Isabelle told the committee:
We are in a very strong position to do something much more long lasting and long term for the children we need to deliver for.
Social work has a massive contribution to make to public service and we should do as much to promote the profession as we possibly can.
Asked by the Chairman why reform is needed, Edward Timpson Minister of State for Children and Families at Department for Education said that there is a ‘need for consistently high quality social work across the system’.
The session covered key themes explored in the inquiry so far, including:
- The retention ‘crisis’ in children’s social work
- The future of initial social work education
- The Government’s proposed Assessment and Accreditation system
- Continuing professional development (CPD)
- The new regulatory body
- Structural change in statutory services
Watch the session in full: DfE officials questioned on Government’s social work reform
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