GOVERNMENT inspectors have flagged up concerns that un-qualified social workers have been handling complex tasks involving children across the county. The worries, which included the way the work was routinely overseen and monitored by managers, were highlighted by seven inspectors who spent three weeks scrutinising the county's children and young people's services. While they praised many aspects of the service, they found that Cambridgeshire County Council employed 11 per cent fewer qualified social workers than the agreed level. Increased case referral rates added to the pressures facing the service, the Joint Area Review report found. The inspectors, drawn from OfSTED, the Commission for Social Care, the Healthcare Commission, the Adult Learning Inspectorate and the Audit Commission, recommended that the council review its risk assessment procedures for using unqualified social workers.