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.
How the government is ensuring social workers and other professionals are able to help and protect vulnerable children.
Article on GOV.UK 05 December 2013
Information about the Frontline programme for training and developing social workers.
General article 11 July 2013
Guidance for local authorities regarding children who run away from home.
Statutory guidance 18 March 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 11 September 2012