Union calls for limit on child protection caseloads

January 2009
Community Care;1/29/2009, Issue 1755, p6
The article reports that the organization Unison, has called for a limit on child protection caseloads and enforceable caseload management standards for child protection. It called for social workers to be only allocated child protection cases after two years' post-qualifying experience. Unison called for these changes after a survey of practitioners found that most of them were facing rising workloads. The poll on child protection practitioners, found that inexperienced staff was given cases.


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