Progress report from the Social Work Reform Board Building a safe and confident future: Maintaining Momentum
On 15 June the Social Work Reform Board published its latest and most likely last significant update on the progress of the reforms to social work that the Board has overseen.
The Social Work Reform Board was established to take forward the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force. The Board has included representatives from right across the social work sector from Higher Education, employer, service users and carers and the profession itself. This report details the progress of the reforms to social work that the Board has overseen. It follows on from their earlier reports on the proposals for the reforms.
This progress report, Building a safe and confident future: Maintaining Momentum, reiterates the necessity of reform, celebrates the progress that has been made and outlines what still needs to be done. It also charts the changing context for the work since the Task Force reported. This includes how the reform programme sits with, and relates to, a number of important developments in the field e.g. the Munro Review, the Family Justice Review, the Action Plan for Adoption, "Vision for Adult Social Care", expected changes in legislation following the Law Commission's consultation on law reform for adult social care in England and Wales, and the planned Care and Support White Paper.
You can view and download a copy of the report from the Social Work Reform Board Website at, under the "About SWRB" heading