The Department of Health published the guidance Social Work: Essential to Integration in March 2017.
The guidance stated:
“Social work is essential to integration, to support the social model and social care alongside the medical model and treatment. Social work enables people to be included in work and communities. It safeguards their rights when doctors are considering compulsory admission or treatment, when they may be at risk of deprivation of their liberty or when they have experienced abuse or neglect.”