The Children and Social Work Bill is a troubling piece of social policy, failing to address serious issues in social work funding and direction.

Indeed it raises the probability of further criminalisation of social workers.

You can find a joint response to the Children and Social Work Bill, composed by BASW, APSW, JUC-SWEC, SWAN, SWU and Unison here.

You can also find attached a letter distributed by the government outlining the new policy directions to be achieved with this bill. The letter invites feedback - SWAN suggests we give it! 

Attachments:
Download this file (Children and Social Work Bill - Letter.pdf)Children and Social Work Govt Letter[ ]131 kB
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