Social Services: Children

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Whitaker Baroness Whitaker Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what education and training on the culture of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities is provided to social workers who assess children for care or adoption.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Chief Social Worker’s statement of knowledge and skills, published in November 2014, sets out our expectation of what all child and family social workers need to know and be able to do, to practice effectively. A separate knowledge and skills statement for achieving permanence, published in November 2016, explains how social workers should make long-term plans for children who are looked after or may become looked-after children.

Following registration, employers of social workers are responsible for determining the support and training they make available to social workers to meet the social care needs of children.

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