Policy paper

Putting children first: our vision for children’s social care

How the government will reform children's social care in England.

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This paper sets out the government’s reform programme for children’s social care in England over the next 5 years. This includes developing the social work profession through assessment and accreditation, supporting innovation, establishing a new What Works Centre, and exploring new governance and accountability arrangements.

It builds on a previous policy paper: ‘children’s social care reform: a vision for change’.

The ‘Report for social work assessment and accreditation system: proof of concept’ examines the new assessment and accreditation system for child and family social workers.

An equalities impact assessment of social work assessment and accreditation reform is also available.

Published 4 July 2016
Last updated 20 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added a report on the proof of concept and a link to the impact assessment on the new assessment and accreditation system for child and family social workers.
  2. First published.