I’m really looking forward to co-hosting our NCAS session on social work reform with Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Annie Hudson, Chief Executive of the College of Social Work.
Our session takes place on Thursday 30 October 10.35 – 11.35am and I do hope you can join us for some lively discussion and debate. These are some of the issues and questions we’ll be addressing:
- How successful has the establishment of the Office of the Chief Social Worker and the College of Social Work been in building professional confidence?
- Have we developed a clear narrative about what social workers should know and do to make a difference?
- Has there been any progress in better integrating theory and evidence into practice? What evidence do we have anyway?
It is essential we affirm social work’s core values in the challenging context of public sector financial constraints, increasing societal need and expectations about quality, risk and protection.
Do we have a clear vision for the future of social work and are we managing effectively the turbulence arising out of serious safeguarding incidents for both children and vulnerable adults?
This seminar will bring you up to date with the progress being made to take forward our reform and improvement agenda. It will also address the challenges of managing different but equally compelling requirements to make social work meet the needs of children, families, adults and the communities in which they live – now and in the future.
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