Independent report

Social work in adult services in 2015

A summary of work done to improve social work in adult services during 2015, by Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults.



This interim report focuses on the:

  • quality of social work education, training and practice, including new knowledge and skills statements for social work with adults, children and families
  • announcement of the ‘Think Ahead’ post-graduate programme for social work in mental health, due to start in 2016
  • introduction of Principal Social Workers in statutory adult social care
  • increasing prominence of social work expertise in respect of the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act
Published 23 December 2015