Dame Moira Gibb, Chair of the Social Work Reform Board
The Social Work Task Force made 15 recommendations for a comprehensive reform programme, and the Social Work Reform Board was set up to drive the reforms. In January 2010 representatives of social workers, service users and carers, employers and educators embarked on a joint endeavour to bring about sustained and lasting improvements to social work. Supported by Government and united by a common aim, the Social Work Reform Board has produced wide ranging tools for change.
Prescription from the centre is unlikely to work. The Board has worked with its partners in the sector, drawing on feedback on draft proposals, evidence from test sites and the recommendations of the Munro Review of Child Protection, to develop tools that will be of practical help on the ground, and together bring about improvements to the whole system.