HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c131W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many application packs for social workers training packs were sent out following the launch of the social worker recruitment campaign. [37800]

Jacqui Smith

One of the aims of the social work recruitment campaign is to increase the number of people applying for social work training by 5,000 by 2004. As part of the campaign, the Department, has made available two publications, including "Careers in Social Work", which outlines the role of the social worker including the training required. 12,172 have been sent out by the helpline.