. Social workers play an absolutely critical role in our society, delivering a range of vital services to vulnerable children, families and adults. Social Work England will be a new specialist regulator for all social workers that has an absolute focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of those individuals who need social work support. The credibility of the regulator will depend on its ability to deliver its core regulatory functions effectively and efficiently, supporting and protecting the public from the outset.
The Department for Education and the Department of Health & Social Care are seeking to appoint up to eight Non-Executive Directors to Social Work England’s Board. As Social Work England’s governing body, the Board will need high quality non-executive members with expertise and abilities across a range of areas including IT, finance and commerce, business and organisational transformation, change management and human resources development. Knowledge and understanding of social work practice and protecting people who are vulnerable, and experience of statutory regulation, will also be very important; as well as a commitment to the values of equality, human rights, inclusion and service user engagement.