The Coalition's Programme for Government made a number of commitments to protect children and restore trust in the professionals who care for them.
This section contains the latest news from the Department on safeguarding and social work reform.
Information about the collection of data about the children's social care workforce on a statutory basis from autumn 2013.
General article 26 February 2013
Access downloadable documents and guidance on the work of the SWRB, including products, minutes of the SWRB, newsletters and Task Force papers.
Multi-page article 25 February 2013
Information on children's workforce data collection for 2012/13.
General article 13 June 2012
Information about the strategies in place to prevent and manage children and young people who run away from home or care.
General article 01 June 2012