Moira Gibb, who chaired the Social Work Task Force a few years ago, has hit the nail on the head in giving evidence to the House of Commons Education Committee regarding the Government’s plans for the accreditation of children’s social workers. She is quoted in Community Care as telling the Committee that the problem is that there are plenty of people who join the profession but they don’t stay; and that what is needed is people who have long experience, not people who practice for a couple of years and then move on.
I've been banging on about the importance of retention since 2009, without much success. I hope Moira Gibb, will have better luck in getting people to listen to her. Who knows?