The Children’s Workforce Development Council and Ofsted are the quangos Community Care readers would most like to see axed, a snap poll has shown.
More than 100 readers responded to our online survey which asked which bodies should be retained, scrapped or merged.
When readers were asked which organisation they would most liked to see saved, the Care Quality Commission came top.
Respondents called for a stronger focus on frontline practice and for the roles of bodies to be clarified.
One social worker wrote: “Quangos have been set up often duplicating each other, often composed of people who have a limited understanding of the differing roles of the various professionals and organisations.”
One social work lecturer said a lack of joined-up working between organisations affected training, resulting in post-qualifying training “not meeting the needs of employers”.
Should the following be organisations be scrapped/merged (1= most people wanted it to be axed)
1= Children’s Workforce Development Council
1= Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted)
3 Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services
4 National Skills Academy for Social Care
5= Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
5= Children’s Commissioner for England
7 Youth Justice Board
8 Care Quality Commission
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