In praise of the General Social Care Council

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Date: Monday 25th June 2012
Embargo: Immediate

Directors of Adult social services have expressed their appreciation at the work the General Social Services Council has done on behalf of social work since it began regulating the profession.

According to Jo Cleary and Brian Walsh, joint chairs of the ADASS Workforce Network, under Penny Thompson's thoughtful leadership we have been able to develop a constructive relationship with GSCC. They have listened to our concerns and have always responded proportionately. They have offered so much more than simple transparency.

The move comes as the GSCC stands down and, from August 1, makes way for the newly enlarged and renamed Health and Care Professions Council (formerly the Health Professions Council). The GSCC publishes its final two `learning reports today.

Wishing Ms Thompson and her staff all best wishes for their futures, the ADASS joint chairs expressed their hope that relations with new regulatory body will be just as `cordial, constructive and creative.

ENDS

For further information contact:
Jo Cleary - joint chair of the ADASS Workforce network, 020 7926 4786 Email jcleary@lambeth.gov.uk
Brian Walsh - joint chair of the ADASS Workforce network, 02476 833405 Email: brian.walsh@coventry.gov.uk
Drew Clode ADASS Policy/Press Adviser, 020 8348 5023/07976 837755

Editorial Notes

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 housing, leisure, library, culture and arts services within their councils.