The survival of social work as a professional entity is in the
hands of social workers, according to the chair of social care
training body Topss England.
Arthur Keefe told delegates that social work had to break the
“dependency culture” that it had developed in relation
to the Department of Health.
Speaking at a session on whether social work would survive
structural changes such as the transfer of children’s
services to the Department for Education and Skills, Keefe added
that the key values of social work would help the profession
survive further fragmentation.