Knowledge and Skills Statement for Achieving Permanence
The Department for Education is seeking views on the content of a knowledge and skills statement for child and family social workers involved in permanence planning. The consultation is focusing on what social workers need to know and be able to do in order to successfully undertake the assessment, analysis and permanence decision and progress permanence plans with ‘urgency and skill’; and a statement to inform the content of a continuous professional development programme.
Please read the consultation and key questions and forward your comments to Nushra Mansuri, Professional Officer, BASW England firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 5 September 2016
Future of Social Care Inspection
This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes across Ofsted’s inspections of children’s social care. It has four parts:
- Principles for children’s social care inspections
- A new approach to inspections of local authority children’s services from 2018
- A new common inspection framework for social care establishments, agencies, boarding schools and residential special schools from April 2017
- Changes to inspections of independent fostering agencies.
Please read the consultation and key questions and forward your comments to Sue Kent, Professional Officer, BASW England email@example.com Monday 5 September 2016
Reporting and acting on child abuse – consideration of mandatory reporting
The government is consulting on options for reform of the child protection system in England, specifically in relation to reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect. This includes consideration of the introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect or an alternative duty to act which focuses on taking appropriate action in relation to child abuse and neglect. Please read the consultation and key questions and forward your comments to Nushra Mansuri, Professional Officer, BASW England
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 7 October 2016