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Following significant increases to staffing in Social Services Departments in England and Wales during the early 1970s, the Birch Report Manpower and Training for the Social Services found that only 38% of social workers in England and 33% in Wales were professionally qualified. In contrast, 77% of probation officers held a professional qualification. The report recommened that the tasks of social workers should be analysed and recommended targets for an increase in qualifying and post-qualifying training.

Source : University of Chester, Riverside Museum.