Annual report by the Chief Social Worker for adults: 2015-16

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Romeo, Lyn
Department of Health
Date of publication
18 March 2016
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This report sets out progress made in improvements to the education, training, and practice of social work with adults since the Chief Social Worker’s first annual report in October 2014.

It highlights the main priorities and issues for the profession, including:

  • Working with local authorities to implement the Care Act by supporting social workers to think innovatively and creatively to meet people’s needs.
  • Achieving recognition and investment in social work’s contribution to primary care and a greater emphasis on a social approach to treating mental health.
  • Improving social work education, training and practice through development of a career pathway and specialisms for adult social work and improving professional leadership and supervision.

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