The ‘Independent Review of Children’s Social Care’ has been heralded as a “once in a lifetime” review. However, many social work practitioners are unaware of the Review, feel that it may have a predetermined plan and are powerless to alter its trajectory, or feel they do not have enough time to engage with it.
BASW England has organised an hour-long lunch-time introduction to why we should all care about the Care Review. Academic Professor Brid Featherstone, Expert by Care Experience and author David L Jackson, and Senior Practitioner, writer, and member of BASW’s Black and Ethnic Professional Symposium Patriche Bentick will provide short presentations on why, as social workers, it is our duty to become better engaged with the Review.
It is crucial that social workers have our say. We must help ensure that the Review will benefit our profession and, most importantly, the children and families we work with.