Knesset Passes Preliminary Approval to Allow Social Workers More Time for Each Client

Social workers in the country can now hold a maximum of 60 cases at a time compared to the current 250 at once, which will help combat poverty; the government, which had initially refused to back the bill.

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The Knesset yesterday gave preliminary approval to an opposition bill that would reduce the number of cases a social worker handles at one time to 60. The 44-42 vote was an embarrassment for the government,...