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New regulatory body for social work comment

Dave Hill, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, said:

“We are pleased that the new regulatory body for social work will be independent; it is important for the profession that decisions on things such as a social workers fitness to practice are made at arm’s length from government. It also makes sense that the Department for Education take this forward as it links to the wider social work reform agenda, however, we know that good social work with adults helps children too so close links between the DfE and DoH will be crucial to raising the standing and status of the social work profession as a whole. We support the move to creating a bespoke body that focusses exclusively on the social work profession, a complex reform agenda is already underway and steps must be taken to avoid destabilising or even demoralising this fragile workforce.”


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