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Report on the findings of the BASW England survey on members’ experiences of implementation of the Care Act

BASW England welcomed the legislation to develop a new Act to update the multifarious previous legislation relating to social care and social work. BASW England were engaged in the pre legislative scrutiny and members also shared their comments on the review of the statutory guidance. BASW England have been supportive of most aspects of the Care Act and the statutory guidance, although from the outset BASW England have expressed severe reservations about the adequacy of funding for the Care Act, which we have consistently stated would lead to potential challenges with application and implementation. BASW England also propose to support the commentary of the former College of Social Work on the Care Act.