Edward Timpson: new role for Martin NareyDocument Transcript
Extract from Edward Timpson speechFebruary 13 2013-02-14Given the vulnerability of children in care to these and other kindsof dangers, it’s crucial that we do all we can to keep them safewhich is why I’m delighted that Sir Martin Narey, thegovernments adoption advisor has agreed to expand his role andwill advise us more generally on children’s social care. Hisexperience and expertise will, I’m sure, make a significantcontribution to progress in this area. As a first step, the Secretaryof State has asked Sir Martin to look at the quality of educationand training for child and family social workers as part of the on-going reform of social work. Today we have also advertised theChief Social Worker posts; they will play a pivotal role in drivingup quality and the status of the workforce.