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BASW critical of government plan for two chief social workers instead of one

Read Community Care's coverage of BASW's criticism of a government decision to scrap a plan to appoint one Chief Social Work Officer, and instead to divide the role between the Department of Health and the Department of Education.

The government’s change of heart was attacked by BASW's acting chief executive Bridget Robb, who said: “It may suit the bureaucracy but doesn’t suit the profession. Social work is a single profession working as part of many and varied employment structures in the public and private sectors. The Social Work Task Force and work of the Social Work Reform Board in England have stressed the importance of a unified profession."

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