A new report has suggested that confidence of the social work profession is on the rise thanks to some recent reforms.
According to the Social Work Reform Board, the creation of a College of Social Work and improved supervision of newly-qualified social workers has helped to improve standards within the profession.
Dame Moira Gibb, chair of the reform board, hailed the reforms, saying that they have succeeded in setting out a vision for the future in which the social work profession has the confidence required to "improve outcomes for the most vulnerable in our society".
"The social work reforms are helping to keep social work focused on the most important thing - helping those most vulnerable in our society," a spokesperson for the Department for Education explained.
And in an effort to improve standards even further, the spokesperson explained that plans are in place to have a chief social worker to reinforce the recent work that has helped improve confidence.
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