Social workers to be given direct spending powers to support families

Social workers are to be handed devolved budgets to directly support families and be located in schools, as part of two pilot schemes aimed at reducing the need for children to be taken into care.

What Works Centre chair Alan Wood said the projects would test whether social workers could make more timely decisions about funding children’s care

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is to work with six councils across two ‘change projects’ until March 2020 to test out new ways of reducing the children in care population.

Read the full report on this link to Children & Young People Now

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