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Working in partnership

Listening to employers and practitioners in the social care sector is a key element of our work at the Children’s Workforce Development Council

Over the last five years the social care team have actively engaged with the field as part of our work to develop the sector.

In particular we would like to acknowledge the work and contribution of the following organisations and their input into our work as part of our expert reference group.

If you would like to find out more about these organisations and the work they undertake, then please visit the relevant website below.



British Association for Adoption and Fostering

Foster care & adoption

Children England

Voluntary sector

Department for Education


General Social Care Council

Social work, social care policy and regulation

Independent Children's Homes Association

Social care, residential and foster care, 3rd and private sector

Learn to Care


Local authority workforce development in social care

Local Government Association

Local government

National Care Association

Residential child care

National Children's Bureau

Residential child care

Office for Standards in Education


Social Care Association

Social care, residential & foster care, 3rd and private sector

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Social care, knowledge and research

Skills for Care

Transitions to adult social care

The Fostering Network

Foster care


Public service trade union

Voice YP

Independent advocates and voluntary sector

Page updated: 25 November 2011

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