The government, after waiting some time, is formally proposing to extend the principal social worker role to adult services. A survey by the College of Social Work suggests that this is now becoming a reality with half of adult social care departments in England already having a designated principal social worker and a further quarter plan to have one in place within the next three months. The government announced in July 2011 that every local authority in England would have a principal child and family social worker after accepting Professor Eileen Munro’s recommendation to that effect. It then proposed extending the role to adult services in July 2012. Read more here: www.communitycare.co.uk/static-pages/articles/munro-review-child-protection/
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