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Autumn statement: Bridget Robb - Don’t ask social workers to save lives with no resources

As Chancellor George Osborne unveils his autumn statement, BASW acting chief executive Bridget Robb considers the implications for social workers in a blog for Community Care.

Commenting on the statement, Ms Robb writes: “When the Chancellor began his autumn statement with the claim that the British economy was “healing”, the House of Commons erupted with laughter and jeers of derision.

“While a few MPs are former social workers, it is a shame that there were no frontline social workers sitting amongst the benches to add their voices to the roars of frustration and despair.

Read the blog in full here