Austerity has hit social services hard.
Social work urgently needs investment. But instead of putting the services children and families need in place, the government’s response has been to recommend unnecessary tests for social workers in England.
Social workers are both highly-skilled and over-worked. They have voiced their overwhelming opposition to accreditation tests, which will take precious time away from children and families.
We have an important opportunity to stop the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS). But we need to take action now.
Social worker’s Chloe, Ruth and Kerie came together to discuss their opposition to accreditation and issues affecting their profession. The video was recorded live in October 2017.