The Government have announced their commitment to meeting and building upon the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force. It is important that the Social Work Reform Board's progress in implementing those recommendations is maintained. I attended the Reform Board's
The Secretary of State for Education has also confirmed the following funding to support social work reform:
A £23 million Local Social Work Improvement Fund will be available to local authority children's services in 2010-11.
The continuation of Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) programmes to support recruitment and retention of social workers.
Funding to support the establishment of an independent College of Social Work.
Continuation of pilots of Social Work Practices.
The Department for Education is building on the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force to ensure that further improvements can be made in children's social work practice. To this end, on