Social worker training inquiry begins

18 May 2009

The Children, Schools and Families Committee holds the first evidence session of its inquiry into the training of children and families social workers. Witnesses today include the Social Work Task Force and the British Association of Social Workers. Watch from 3.45pm

The inquiry will be examining the structure and effectiveness of initial and post-qualifying training.

The Chairman of the Committee, Barry Sheerman MP, said of the inquiry:

"The preparation that social workers receive to do their very difficult jobs with children is of great interest to the Committee and of great importance to families. We want to examine the issues to see if the Government - through the Social Work Taskforce and other initiatives - is taking the right approach to training and supporting new social workers."

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