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Social Workers' Services (Charges)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is his policy to allow local authority social service departments to make a charge for social workers' services; and if he will take steps to discourage Croydon and other local authorities from implementing such charges.

It is for authorities to judge the circumstances in which it is permissible for them to charge for social workers' services.