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DfE officials questioned on Government's social work reform

03 May 2016

The Education Committee questions the Minister for Children and Families and the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families on the Government's children's social work reform agenda.

Witnesses

Wednesday 4 May 2016, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Department for Education

At 10.30am

  • Edward Timpson MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, Department for Education

Focus of the session

The session covers key themes explored in the inquiry so far, including:

  • The retention 'crisis' in children’s social work
  • The future of initial social work education
  • The Government’s proposed Assessment and Accreditation system
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • The new regulatory body
  • Structural change in statutory services

Follow the progress of this inquiry and read published written evidence on the Social Work Reform inquiry page.

Further information

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