May 2nd, 2017 by James Goudie KC

On 27 April 2017 the Children and Social Work Act 2017 received the Royal Assent. It makes provision about looked-after children, makes other provision in relation to the protection and welfare of children, and (Part 2) makes provision for a specialist new regulatory regime for social workers in England. The 2017 Act provides the legislative framework to support a programme of reform in children’s social care set out in the Government’s July 2016 Policy Paper “Putting Children First”, and responds to reviews of social work education.

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