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Government response to the National Assessment and Accreditation System consultation (NAAS) is launched

We are pleased that the Department for Education has now published the consultation response to National Assessment and Accreditation Scheme (NAAS). This is an important part of the current social work policy and reform landscape which is likely to impact many social workers in children’s services.

We are pleased to see within the report the commitment from Isabelle Trowler, the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, to working with BASW to align the Knowledge and Skills Statement, which underpins NAAS, and the Professional Capabilities Framework, and recognition of our ongoing work in developing post-qualifying capabilities, knowledge and development pathways in a variety of areas of specialism, most recently social work with older people.

We will be fully reviewing the Department for Education document and publishing a response shortly.   

The full Government consultation response can be viewed here