Saturday, 23 December 2017

A wicked waste of money

Community Care reports that the Government has spent £11.22 million (yes, more than £11 million) on developing the children’s social worker accreditation tests of which £8.52 million went to private companies.

The recent consultation showed a very lukewarm response to the proposals and what I have seen of the tests themselves is pretty dismal.

How anybody can think that this kind of thing can be justified at a time when spending cuts mean that there are insufficient funds to meet ever increasing demand is beyond me.

A wicked waste of money – that’s what I’d call it.