Building a safe and confident future: progress report from the social work reform board
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Report providing an overview of the social work reform board’s activity over the past year.
Ref: DFE-00601-2010 PDF, 292KB, 26 pages
PDF, 270KB, 37 pages
PDF, 263KB, 34 pages
This report contains information about the progress of social work reform over the past year and launches proposals which cover five key areas. It explains the case for social work reform that was built by the social work task force and the national social work reform programme set up to take forward its recommendations.
The reforms proposed in this report are fundamental and long term. They cover the whole career of a social worker from selection onto degree courses, to improving the skills and capacity of those already in the profession.
The proposed changes are interrelated, and at their heart is a set of overarching professional standards which will shape what social workers should know and do as students, as newly qualified social workers, and at different stages in their careers.