approved social worker

noun

social welfare (in England) a qualified social worker specially trained in mental-health work, who is approved by his employing local authority to apply for a mentally disordered person to be admitted to hospital and detained there, or to apply for the person to be received into the guardianship of the local authority

Nearby words

  1. approvable,
  2. approval,
  3. approve,
  4. approved,
  5. approved school,
  6. approver,
  7. approving,
  8. approx.,
  9. approximal,
  10. approximant

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