Targets take priority over time with service users, social work survey finds

10th May 2015

Guardian Social Care: Social workers say pressure to hit performance targets is taking priority over spending time with vulnerable children and adults, a survey has revealed. Of the 1,571 social work practitioners who responded 72% said targets took precedence over meeting with service users. The survey was conducted in partnership with Prof Eileen Munro, who conducted a review of child protection services in 2011.

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