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The Assessment and Accreditation of Three New Social Work Statuses: ADCS Position Statement

1.1 ADCS welcomes the government’s commitment to raising the quality of social work, Social Worker education and practice in order to improve the recruitment, retention and professional development of Social Workers. Child and family social work is complex and challenging and requires tenacious and highly skilled practitioners who are confident and able to make meaningful interventions that will protect and improve the outcomes of vulnerable children and families.

1.2 This is the first in what will be a short series of position statements on the assessment and accreditation of three new social work statuses. Given the complexity of this ambitious reform agenda, ADCS firmly believes that a ‘programme board’ style approach would help to ensure a common core understanding across all of the workstreams and provide reassurance that the right people are involved in these important developments.