The All-Wales Pledge is a commitment by Children’s Services leaders across Wales, to work cooperatively and transparently to manage the agency supply chain, improve the quality of agency staff and regulate pay rates within children's social work.

The All-Wales Pledge forms part of a wider strategic workforce programme that is responding to Children's Social Workers recruitment and retention challenges.

The original Pledge came into effect from 1st May 2023. Following engagement and feedback from local authorities and agencies, the Pledge has been amended and improved. This updated version takes effect from 1st May 2024.

The new Pledge is available to download here along with the appendices.

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
  • Author: ADSS Cymru
  • Date: 30/04/2024