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Independents urged to respond to MoJ consultation

February 2011 PSW Independent Thinking article

The Ministry of Justice consultation on legal aid reform neglects to include independent social workers amongst professionals. This links to a separate Legal Services Commission consultation where it is proposed that ISWs should have their fees capped at Cafcass levels of £30 per hour outside London and £33 per hour within the capital. BASW urges members to demand that ISWs be included within the list. 

Article taken from Independent Thinking with February 2011 issue of Professional Social Work magazine