Social Work Task Force seeks views on national college

The Social Work Task Force is seeking practitioners’ views on the formation of a national college for social work.

It has launched a questionnaire on how the college would function and the powers it might have. The questionnaire will close at noon on 15 September.

The proposed body would be based on the “royal college” model in medicine and would serve as a champion for the profession, with the aim of rebuilding confidence in social work by improving public understanding, leading policy debates and spreading best practice.

It has backing from the British Association of Social Workers, the Local Government Association and the Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee (JUC SWEC), which represents providers of social work degree programmes.

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