The government is already planning to bring about a new social work regulator to assist the profession. Timpson is keen for social workers to have their own professional body. He is keen to hear from the profession on how best to achieve that.
Timpson states that he recognises that the public had little understanding of what SW do and didn’t have a strong enough identity.
Rachael Wardell, chair of The Association of Directors Services (ADCS) backs the idea and states that it is vital to continue to invest in strengthening the profession.