Birmingham Recruits Social Workers from USA
The link is to a story in the Birmingham Post linked to a Committee Meeting of the Council at which the recruitment of Social Workers from the USA was discussed.
It also raises the point about referrals. The problem is that all the analysis of the failures of the system have missed the point that it is the decisions in Local Authorities, CAFCASS and the Family Courts that go wrong for various reasons.
It is not an absence of referrals. Hence more referrals just makes the system creak further.
It will be interesting to find out if the government do scrap BVPI 163 (aka PAF C23) and how that affects things.