Experts spot flaws in plan to retrain professionals as social workers

July 2009
Community Care;7/16/2009, Issue 1779, p5
The article reports that Ray Jones, a former social services director, has dismissed the government's £9 million proposal to fund other professionals to retrain as social workers as a cheap option that will not solve recruitment problems. He said lawyers, teachers or others on the scheme would not be ready to practice after the 12-18 months' training. He wanted ministers to save funding to implement the Social Work Task Force's final recommendation.


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