Chief social worker Isabelle Trowler today launched a ‘knowledge and skills statement‘ that sets out what children and families social workers need to know and do in one place.The statement’s publication coincides with the introduction of what the Department of Education calls a "new gold standard" for children’s social workers: the approved child and family practitioner status.
The status will only be awarded to social workers who pass a test based on the knowledge and skills set out in Trowler’s statement. "I’m determined to ensure we earn the public’s respect and confidence in our profession by ensuring that every child and family social worker is properly supported to do the job society needs them to do," said Trowler.
The following article covers the same ground but also discusses the issue in relation to forced adoptions.
If the comments are anything to go by, it is going to take a bit more than a knowledge test on how social workers can remove children from their families and rush them into the adoption process to persuade some of the public that all will be fair and above board.
Here`s one example: [accessed at 18.30 on 31.07.2014]
"Social services in the UK are little more than a criminal organisation"