2019 Report details for project: Social Work England

Project name: Social Work England - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Government’s aim is to promote a strong, consistently effective social work profession that is well trained, competent and properly supported to transform the lives of those who are most vulnerable. At the heart of this vision is establishing a new specialist social work regulator, Social Work England, which will focus on public protection and practice improvement.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Substantial progress has been made to support delivery of Social Work England (SWE). DfE and DHSC continue to work with key stakeholders and SWE to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of regulatory functions. Key finance and corporate documents to establish SWE’s independence as an ALB have been issued. Grant in aid funding has been transferred to SWE’s bank account. SWE has four NEDs who, along with Lord Patel of Bradford (SWE’s Chair) and Colum Conway (SWE’s CEO) will form SWE’s Board. Four Executive Directors (EDs) were appointed in September. Recruitment is ongoing for two further NEDs and one final ED. A preferred digital supplier has been appointed, contracts have been finalised and the supplier started working on 14/9. SWE staff are due to move into SWE’s premises in Sheffield in December.
Start date: 2016-05-09
End date: None
Schedule text: A majority of milestones are steady state and/or on track. Work continues to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of regulatory functions between the current regulator and SWE.
Baseline: £11.35m
Forecast: £7.89m
Variance: -31.00%
Variance text: The 2018-19 forecast is around 31% below the original baseline. This variance is predominantly due to further development of planning assumptions.
Whole Life Cost: £21.31m
WLCost text: The budgeted whole life costs are based on the expected costs of the implementation of Social Work England as the regulator of social workers in England. The costs have been calculated from 2017-18 up to the point at which Social Work England takes on its regulatory functions. The capital costs associated with the project are predominantly associated with the premises and ICT systems required for Social Work England to take on its regulatory functions.
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