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Lord Patel appointed chair of new social work regulatory body

Lord Patel (left) seen here with AMG editor-in-chief Ramniklal Solanki, was named Man of the Year at the GG2 Awards in 2015.

By: Sarwar Alam

The Department of Education has announced that Lord Patel of Bradford will chair a new social work regulator, Social Work England, which will set professional, education and training standards for social workers. Lord Patel’s appointment was part of a series of measures announced by education secretary Damian Hinds, to mark World Social Work Day on Tuesday (20), and aimed at ‘raising the status of the social work profession’ whom Hinds described as ‘often the unsung heroes of our society’. Former children’s minister Edward Timpson will chair the independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel which has been created to investigate and…

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