The Social Work Task Force must come up with plans to tackle excessive caseloads, ensure social workers have access to adequate supervision and promote a better public image of the profession, Community Care has recommended.
The measures are among eight recommendations that Community Care has made in its submission to the taskforce. Recommendations draw from the results of a survey of more than 400 people asking about the challenges faced by the profession and what should be done. The research, unveiled today, highlighted high caseloads as a primary target for improvement.
The submission also took in recent research that the magazine has conducted into vacancy rates, placements for social work students and the quality of supervision and information available to practitioners.