The code of conduct for social workers will put family services "on a whole new path to success", a government minister said.
Minister for Children and Families, Edward Timpson, said:
Having grown up with around 90 foster children and worked as a family lawyer in the care system for over a decade, I've seen up close and personal the pressures that social workers are under - and also the wonders they can work in the most desperate circumstances.
These new measures announced today will help set social work on a whole new path to success - setting the very highest standards for social workers providing greater assurance to the public and most importantly ensuring the very best for our children.
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