Entrust Blog

Government reveals plans for new regulator ‘Social Work England’

04 Nov 2016

The new body, described as "independent" by ministers, would have to get standards approved by government

The Troubled Families fiasco should be a warning to children’s services

26 Oct 2016

Despite its public failure, the Troubled Families scheme is being expanded, and shows services can be commodified, argues Michael Lambert

Government to amend social work bill in bid to quell ‘privatisation’ fears

25 Oct 2016

Two government amendments will be tabled in a bid to stem growing concerns over how controversial 'exemption' clauses will be used

BASW welcomes government U-turn on social work regulation

24 Oct 2016

Ministers' change of heart on social work regulation reform welcomed but concerns remain about how independent the HCPC's replacement will be

Government makes U-turn on plan to control new social work regulator

24 Oct 2016

Children’s minister reveals new body will now be “independent” as plans to move regulation into Department for Education are abandoned

Trust model would have negative impact on ‘inadequate’ children’s services, commissioner says

12 Oct 2016

A report to government said a council should not have a trust model imposed upon it as it could disrupt improvement