Project Vision

The vision for the project continues to be the promotion of a framework where well trained social work graduates are effectively recruited into childcare organisations, and supported through structured career frameworks to further develop their social work practice skills in demanding areas of children's services.

In this vision, the responsibility for education and training is shared between local authority employers and Higher Education Institutions (HEI), and professional development is actively supported and encouraged, as promoted through the Social Work Reform Board and the Munro Review.

The West London Social Work Recruitment and Retention Pilot, which ended April 2011 laid the foundations for a more competent and confident workforce, and for better systems of workforce development to improve children's social work. Here's how we achieved this, and what informs the work of the project beyond April 2011;

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