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Social Work Taskforce

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates his Department received drafts of the Social Work Task Force's final report before it was finalised. (308102)

The Social Work Task Force was an expert group, jointly appointed by the Secretaries of State for Health and for Children, Schools and Families, to advise the Government on social wok reform. Officials from the Joint Social Work Unit (established by the two Departments to support the Task Force) worked with the chair and members of the task force on successive drafts of the final report from 13 October onwards. Ministers in both Departments were provided with a draft of the executive summary of the final report on 20 November. Ministers were also provided with a near-final version of the full report on 27 November in preparation for launch and publication on 1 December.