Professor Eileen Munro has been appointed transitional chair of The College of Social Work’s children’s faculty, it was announced today.
According to a statement released by The College of Social Work this morning, Professor Munro will fulfill a key role, helping to determine the organisation’s strategic direction and policy development in children’s social work.
The child protection expert – who produced a wide-ranging report on frontline child protection practice for the government last year and is professor of social policy at the London School of Economics – will take up the position for one year, beginning next month.
Professor Munro said: “I am delighted to take up this role. The College will play a crucial role in enabling social workers to take control of our own standards of excellence, to enhance our level of expertise in helping children and families, and in supporting those on the front line to exercise their professional judgement to safeguard children”.
Professor Corinne May-Chahal, interim co-chair of The College, said she was extremely pleased about Professor Munro’s appointment “at this formative time for the College”.
She added: “The Munro review recommended wide-ranging changes to the provision of child social care that cut across government, local agencies and social work.
“We look forward to working with Professor Munro to help put in place the reforms needed to provide high quality child protection that all professionals working in this challenging area want to see.”
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