Tackling lack of diversity in the children's services workforce

Derren Hayes
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Two-thirds of social workers are white, but in some areas that figure is much higher. Leaders say work needs to be done to encourage more ethnic minorities into the sector in frontline and leadership roles.

Councils want to recruit more children’s professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds to create a more ethnically diverse workforce. Picture: Adobe Stock/rh2010
Councils want to recruit more children’s professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds to create a more ethnically diverse workforce. Picture: Adobe Stock/rh2010

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