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Social Workers

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all the new duties which have been imposed on social workers in each of the last 10 years.

Over this period, the following Acts have assigned new or modified duties to local authority social services committees and consolidated some of their existing duties:

  • Children Act 1975
  • Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 Schedule 5
  • Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977
  • National Health Service Act 1977 Schedule 8
  • Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978
  • Child Care Act 1980
  • Foster Children Act 1980
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
  • Registered Homes Act 1984