The Department of Health has issued a statement explaining plans to raise the “standing and status” of social workers through their continuing reform programme. Plans involve:
- Commitment to social work as a single profession, with common values, skills and knowledge.
- Creation of a specialist regulator to improve the quality of education, training and practice.
- Continuing professional development and creation of accredited and specialist roles.
- Consultation concerning best use of funding for social work education.
Vision for adult social work in England. [Online]: Department of Health, July 12th 2016.
This relates to:
Department of Health strategic statement for social work with adults in England 2016-2020. London: Department of Health, July 12th 2016.