Child and family social work

Knowledge and skills statements. Inter-agency safeguarding. Guidance on becoming a social worker.

Services

  1. Children and family social work workforce return

    The form local authorities must return for the annual data collection, and a guide to the information they need to submit.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Working together to safeguard children
  2. Apply for Step Up to Social Work
  3. Adoption support fund (ASF)

News and communications

  1. Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Social worker accreditation system plans announced

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. £30 million boost to projects supporting vulnerable young people

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. First ever chief social worker for children and fast-track training to lead social work reform

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: National College for Teaching and Leadership
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Social Work England: secondary legislative framework
  2. Social work: national assessment and accreditation system
  1. Buckinghamshire county council: report on children’s social care

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  2. Social Work England: secondary legislation

    • Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care
    • Impact assessment
  3. Social worker initial education: recommendations

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council

    • Department for Education
    • Decision
  2. Transgender awareness in child and family social work

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Step Up to Social Work evaluation after 3 and 5 years

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. Children's social work workforce 2017

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  5. Daybreak family group conferencing

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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