Survey Invite – Improving Adult Social Work in England

A major survey has been launched to find out what research needs to happen in future to further improve adult social work in England.

The survey asks professionals who work alongside social workers, social workers themselves, and service users who have been in contact with social workers in England to talk about their experiences and what they think should be priorities for future social work research.

It is part of an Adult Social Work Priority Setting Partnership, started by the Chief Social Worker for Adults in England in the Department of Health.

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults in England said:

“We want to understand more about what works best when social workers work with adults and their families.  Research evidence can help with this but first we need to know what is important to people and therefore what to research.  That is why this survey is vital.  It will help us to make sure that future research answers the questions that are important to social workers themselves and anyone who has been in contact with them.  We want future research to make a real difference to improve the quality of care and support that people receive.”

The survey will be open until January 2018 at www.bit.ly/ASWresearch and the team wants to hear the views of everyone affected by or involved with adult social work.