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Fall in overseas social worker numbers

Alison Michalska, President of ADCS, said:

“The challenges in recruiting and retaining social workers are well-known as is the impact of high vacancy rates or the use of significant numbers of agency staff. In recent years local authorities have looked to recruit experienced and qualified social workers from overseas and it is worrying that these numbers have recently dropped off, particularly at a time when more and more families require our help and support. Sadly, this is a picture that is mirrored across other valuable professions, such as nursing. In the future local and central government must work together to ‘grow our own’ social workers, a clear narrative about the benefits and rewards of a career in public service and indeed in children’s services is the first step.”

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