This follows the latest Ofsted report.
They say that this must be supported by an acceptance that local authorities cannot cope with more funding cuts.
– Bridget Robb, BASW’s acting chief executive
“Birmingham is blighted by the same issues that are affecting local authorities across England, and that BASW highlighted in May of this year in our State of Social Work survey – high caseloads, low morale and deep cuts to back office support are making the lives of social workers intolerable.
“However, as the largest council in the country, and with significant areas of deprivation, the city’s challenges are greater than most, which is why the current efforts of a new leadership to improve service provision must be given the time and space – as well as resources – needed to succeed."