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Central Council For Education In Social Work (Qualifications)

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will reconsider the decision of the Central Council for Education in Social Work to phase out the diploma in the training of further education of mentally handicapped adults, and to replace it by the general certificate of social service; and whether he will make a statement.

No. The Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work is a statutory body independent of Ministers on matters of policy. It has given the issue long and careful thought, and has assured me that it will maintain standards of training for mental handicap care within the certificate of social service.