To remind you that the DfE are currently consulting on the new national system of assessment and accreditation for child and family social workers and setting out how the DfE see it working in practice. It includes accreditation of IROs. The consultation closes on 14 March 2017.
This is your chance to contribute to some big questions around;
· how employers can use the information from the assessment of their workforce to create an expectation of accreditation, while managing the outcome so as not to create shortages of social workers in the short term;
· the type of child and family social work assessment and accreditation should apply to;
· the period of time a child and family social worker should have after taking up a post before being put forward for assessment; and
· how re-accreditation will work.
You can complete the consultation here
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