To help you navigate this tricky landscape of long organisation names and TLAs (three letter acronyms) we have collected together a few of the terms you may have come across in relation to the children's workforce and listed what they stand for

BASW

British Association of Social Workers

BTEC

Business and Technology Education Council

CACHE

Council Awards in Children's Care and Education

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAFCASS

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCLD

Children's Care Learning and Development

CRE

Commission for Racial Equality

CWDC

Children's Workforce Development Council

CWN

Children's Workforce Network

CYP

Children and young people

DCS

Director of Children's Services

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EWS

Education Welfare Service

EY

Early Years

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

GSCC

General Social Care Council

LDSS

Learning and Development Support Services

MAT

Multi-agency Team

NASWE

National Association of Social Workers in Education

NCFE

National Council for Further Education

NMDS-SC

National Minimum Data Set - Social Care

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education

PLA

Pre-school Learning Association

PSA

Parenting Support Adviser

SCIE

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SfC

Skills for Care

SfCD

Skills for Care and Development

SfH

Skills for Health

TAC

Team around the Child

YP

Young Person