Presentation by Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults - Department of Health, Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children - Department of Education and Annie Hudson, Chief Executive of The College of Social Work to National Children and Adult Services 2014
Wednesday 30th October, 10.35am

It is one year since Isabelle Trowler and Lyn Romeo were appointed as Chief Social Workers to drive reform of social work across adults’and children’s services. In that time, we have seen progress across many areas of social work, including:

  • Social workers’ unique contribution recognised in regulations and guidance relating to the Care Act;
  • A consultation on the knowledge and skills social workers should have at the end of their first year in employment;
  • The College of Social Work continuing to help shape and inform good practice and develop resources and services for members; and
  • Principal Social Workers in place across the majority of Local Authorities.

Isabelle, Lyn and Annie Hudson, Chief Executive of the College, jointly discussed progress on reform and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Delegates were invited to share their views on these and other issues in a Q&A leaving with a clear understanding of progress made to improve the quality of social work and a renewed recognition of the vital role social workers play in improving people’s lives.