Skills for Care report on social work education

Rachael Wardell, Chair of the ADCS Workforce Development Policy Committee, said:

“The report shows the percentage of social work graduates entering the profession within 6 months after qualifying has increased in recent years and whilst this is positive news as leaders of children’s services it is our job to ensure we create the conditions where they want to stay. As the number of children and families in need of help increases so too does our need to train more social workers but it is for individuals to decide which route into the profession suits them best. The report clearly highlights that not all routes are funded equally which might affect their decision. For employers, once an individual is qualified it doesn’t matter which route they came through it’s more about whether they able to do the job well.”


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