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Care Act One Year On – Take our survey

BASW’s Social Work with Adults Reference Group is asking social workers to complete a survey about their experiences implementing the Care Act one year on.

The purpose of the survey is to understand any difference it has made to social work practice; what has worked well or poorly and which areas most need to be strengthened. The survey also aims to gain an understanding of the context people are working in, which includes resources or lack of them and the impact of other Government reforms.

England Professional Officer Joe Godden explains: "Social work or social workers are mentioned 70 times within the Act’s guidance. We have an important role in the delivery and provision of professional support for a range of duties including: first contact, complex assessments, care and support planning, assessing capacity, advocacy and safeguarding.

“We need your views so we can have a clear picture of the reality on the ground and use this to inform and challenge policymakers and employers to rectify deficiencies.”

The survey takes about ten minutes to complete and the findings will be used to inform the sector and Government, share learning and campaign on emerging issues. 

Click HERE to complete the survey, which closes on Tuesday 21 June.