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Building a safe and confident future: One year on

Proposed standards for employers of social workers in England and proposed supervision framework

Evidence submitted to the Social Work Task Force demonstrated that the nature and demands of social work mean that it is essential for a number of key working conditions to be in place. These were enough time to spend working directly with children, adults and families, the right working environment, appropriate ICT systems and equipment, meaningful professional support and access to learning and evidence. The Task Force was clear that it should be the responsibility of all employers to put in place the conditions in which well trained social work professionals can work confidently and competently to help children, adults and families.