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Warning over Wales' social workers' workload

Some social workers in Wales have workloads which are too high, unions have warned.

They are worried things could be "missed" and mistakes made with vulnerable adults and children resulting in a situation such as the Baby P case.

Some staff have 43 cases each, which Unison has said is twice the recommended number.

Councils have said government "at all levels" should ensure the system can meet demand.

Paul Heaney asked Robin Moulster from the British Association of Social Workers in Wales what the consequences of social workers having too many cases on their hands might be.

  • 21 Oct 2014