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Media release

Social Work Together

Former social workers ready to return to essential roles in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Adult and child washing hands



Emergency powers to bring back social workers now confirmed

The powers allow us to bring back over 8,000 temporary social workers to help during the coronavirus emergency.

Residential houses from the air



Government guidance for adult social care, vulnerable children and young people

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education have published guidance relevant to the social work profession.

Books in a library



Support for students during the COVID-19 outbreak

Advice for students from executive director of registration and quality assurance Philip Hallam.




The value of the social work profession

Our chief executive Colum Conway continues to reflect on COVID-19 and the role of social workers as key workers for the nation.

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