Social work role is up for review

    A review of the future of social work in England is to be set
    up.

    The General Social Care Council said it was doing some
    “scoping work” on an English equivalent of the 21st
    Century Review of Social Work in Scotland.

    The English inquiry is expected to examine the role and purpose of
    social workers, a narrower remit than the Scottish review although
    the GSCC said it could not comment on its remit.

    The Scottish review, which is set to report this autumn, has
    concluded that social workers are over-burdened by bureaucracy and
    could be freed up to spend more time with service users by
    transferring work to support staff.

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