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Immediate changes were made to the recruitment and retention of social workers working in the UK following the death of baby Peter who died of child abuse in Haringey London in August 2007.
The previous Government made a pledge to support the great work that social workers do despite the barrage of animosity faced by social workers from the press and the community at large due to the failure of statutory agencies to protect Baby Peter from harm.
Despite this there has been a declaration that social work agencies should be supported to obtain the best people to come and remain in front line social work jobs particularly those social workers who are already experienced.
In the UK we are aware that we need social workers; that it is a difficult and dangerous job and celebration of the job that social workers do is vital to safeguard out vulnerable people and retain our highly skilled social workers.
Most local authorities in the UK continue to struggle to retain social workers who are experienced and so are always looking for workers in all areas of work.