Child and family social work

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


  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.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Working together to safeguard children
  2. Apply for Step Up to Social Work
  3. Social work post-qualifying standards: knowledge and skills statements
  4. Adoption support fund (ASF)
  5. Report a serious child safeguarding incident
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News and communications

  1. Direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council
  2. Education Secretary makes inaugural speech to children's services sector
  3. Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
  4. Social worker accreditation system plans announced
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Research and statistics

  1. Characteristics of children in need: 2017 to 2018
  2. Buckinghamshire county council: report on children’s social care
  3. Transgender awareness in child and family social work
  4. Step Up to Social Work evaluation after 3 and 5 years
  5. Children's social work workforce 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Social Work England: secondary legislative framework
  2. Social work: national assessment and accreditation system
  3. Social Work England: secondary legislation
  4. Social Work Reform Board: progress report
  5. Social Work Reform Board: progress and feedback
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