Briefing: DfE consultation Children and Social Work Act: social work regulation

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
March 6, 2018
Richard Stiff
Issues Covered
  • • Secondary legislation framework for Social Work England
  • Education and training of social workers
  • Regulation of the social work profession
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Health, public health, adult social care, Trade union and workforce issues
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DfE Consultation Children and Social Work Act – Working Together to Safeguard Children (November 2017)

DfE consultation: Children and Social Work Act – Corporate parenting, local offer, and support to age 25 (October 2017)

DfE consultation: Social work: national assessment and accreditation system (February 2017)

Social work reform – Commons Education Committee (August 2016)

DfE and DH policy – Regulating Social Workers (August 2016)

DfE and DHSC are consulting on the framework for regulating all social workers in England under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (close of consultation 21 March). Issues covered are entry, professional development and fitness to practice and oversight of the profession.

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