“Taking babies at birth to be adopted by strangers becaus of a risk of future emotional abuse
Gagging parents whos kids have been taken so they cannot protest to the media
Gagging journalists who are allowed in the family courts but who are not allowed to publish verbatim any of the proceedings or names of those involved
Gagging children taken into care who have phones and laptops confiscated,and,who are not allowed to complain about abuse in care ,or speak their own language if it is not English
A pity none of the points above were discussed…or even considered” ~ Ian Josephs
Researching Reform was very kindly invited to the House of Lords by new Social Work England Chair, Lord Patel, to discuss social work in England and what families and children felt about it, as service users.
We met with Lord Patel yesterday, who shared updates on Social Work England’s progress with us, as well as his vision for the sector and his views on the current problems it faces.
Lord Patel also revealed that Social Work England, or SWE (which the sector is pronouncing ‘swee’) began its recruitment drive this week, for several positions within the regulatory body. Amongst the jobs currently available, are:
- An Executive Director For Corporate Services
- A Principal Legal Adviser
- An Executive Director For Registration & Quality Assurance
- An Executive Director For Strategy & Policy and;
- An Executive Director For Fitness to Practise
When we spoke with Lord Patel, we discussed the most significant challenges the…
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