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Social Workers

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mental health social workers are employed by local authorities in England and Wales at the latest estimate; and, of those, how many have had a full training in social work.

There is no separate category of mental health social workers employed by local authorities. Local authorities, however, authorise members of the staff of their social services departments to act as statutory mental welfare officers. Details of these appointments are not collected centrally.