Adult social services directors welcome Social Work Reform Board reviewAssociation of Directors of Adult Social Services
Date: Monday 13th December 2010
Embargo: 00.01 hrs, Tuesday December 14, 2010

Directors of Adult Social Services have welcomed todays report from the Social Work Reform Board* as being evidence of the really solid, valuable work the SWTF has contributed to building a strong and proud social work profession.

Jo Cleary, Joint Chair of the ADASS Workforce Development Network and a member of the Reform Board, urged DASSs throughout England to use the healthcheck recommended in the Standards for Employers and Supervision Frameworks which form part of the Task Forces overall reform proposals.

She said: Directors of adult social services very much depend on and value the contribution that social workers make to the overall task of working with and protecting vulnerable adults.

Over the past year the Reform Board has led the way in helping us add new shape and vigour to social work with adults. Our continued leadership as directors is essential in what are clearly going to be difficult times ahead for the social services and social work alike. For further information contact: Jo Cleary, Joint Chair, ADASS Workforce Development Network, 020 7926 4788 Drew Clode, ADASS Policy/Press Adviser, 020 8348 5023/07976 837755 *The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents directors of adult social services in local authorities in England. DASSs have statutory responsibilities for the social care of older people and adults with disabilities, while over 50 per cent also run social housing departments. ADASS members might also share a number of responsibilities for the provision and/or commissioning of leisure, library, culture and arts services within their councils.