In 2015 the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy 2015-2020 was launched.
This work is being led by the Health and Social Care Board’s Director of Social Care and Children and reflects the commitment shown by the social work leadership in Northern Ireland at Departmental, Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and Trust level who requested and supported its development.
The strategy supports the promotion of a culture of evidence informed practice, quality, service and user outcomes and the delivery of research, evaluation and audit across services.
Since 2013 there have been a number of documents developed to support the final production of the strategy.
The purpose of this webpage is to make all relevant documents and papers readily available in one location for ease of access, and to keep you informed about new developments.
|Social Work Research And Continuous Improvement Strategy||In pursuit of excellence in evidence informed practice in Northern Ireland.|
Supporting the profession and improving outcomes.
|7th October 2015|
|Social Work Research And Continuous Improvement Strategy Summary||Summary Document.||7th October 2015|
If you need a paper copy or if you want to discuss any aspect of the strategy email email@example.com
The Equality and Human Rights screening document is available to view or download from the Business Services Organisation (BSO) website.
Our aim is to build a research community that will foster mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships.
Join the conversation #BuildingAResearchCommunity
|Feedback from Building A Research Community Event - 11 November 2019||Feedback from the event that took place on 11 November 2019.||24th January 2020|
|Building A Research Community - Agenda 23 January 2020||Agenda for meeting on Thursday 24 January 2020.||24th January 2020|
|Building a Research Community 11 November 2019 - Programme||Agenda for initial meeting||11th November 2019|
A scoping exercise was conducted in 2017 to establish what research and evidence activity was taking place the feedback and summary reports are available to view or download here:
|Feedback From Scoping Exercise 21.12.2017||5th January 2018|
|Social Work Research Continuous Improvement 21||5th January 2018|
During 2018-2019 a consultation inclusive of relevant stakeholders was undertaken to discuss the Protocol and associated Application Form for securing initial agreement and support for the conduct of social work and social care research activity in two or more Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland. The outcome was a more streamlined approach for gaining initial support for the conduct of social work research related activity from Executive Directors of Social Work.
Initial requests are to be submitted through this process. To avoid any delays in the process before you make any application to your local Governance Offices in Trusts or to the Research and Development Division (PHA) for support you need to have completed this application. Download the protocol and application form below:
|Application to secure initial support for the conduct of Social Work Research 2019||19th April 2016|
|Feedback From Consultation Exercise||26th July 2019|
|Protocol for initial support for Social Work and Social Care 2019||19th April 2016|
|Effectiveness of short breaks on families where there are children with disabilities - A Systematic Review of the Evidence||Prepared for the Health and Social Care Board on behalf of the Social Work and Social Care Research Advisory Group. This call for evidence was designed with the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy (2015-2020) in mind. The purpose of the research strategy is to increase the quantity and quality of research and evidence, relevant to Northern Ireland, to inform policy, commissioning and practice. The review of evidence was undertaken by Dr Helga Sneddon||25th June 2018|
|Summary review of effectiveness of short breaks on familiies where there are chldren with disabilities A Systematic Review Of The Evidence||Prepared for the Health and Social Care Board on behalf of the Social Work and Social Care Research Advisory Group. This call for evidence was designed with the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy (2015-2020) in mind. The purpose of the research strategy is to increase the quantity and quality of research and evidence, relevant to Northern Ireland, to inform policy, commissioning and practice.The review of evidence was undertaken by Dr Helga Sneddon||25th June 2018|
7th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference
Building a research community to enable change
Wednesday 11 March 2020 – 9.30am – 4.30pmProgramme
|Issue 11 - December 2019||6.2 MiB||84|
|Issue 10 - August 2019||3.7 MiB||70|
|Issue 9 May 2019||3.7 MiB||380|
|Issue 8 - August 2018||4.5 MiB||349|
|Issue 7 June 2018||3.3 MiB||355|
|Issue 6 January 2018||1.4 MiB||411|
|Issue 5 June 2017||1.8 MiB||618|
|Issue 4 December 2015||2.0 MiB||1322|
|Issue 3 - August 2015||1.6 MiB||834|
|Issue 1 July 2014||0.6 MiB||861|
|Issue 2 December 2014||1.3 MiB||990|
|Social Work Reseach And Continuous Improvement Strategy Communication Plan||2nd December 2015|
|Social Work Research Strategy Workshop Feedback 3 June 2015||24th August 2015|
|Social Work Research Guidance Leaflet||1st May 2015|
|Regional Workload Management Framework||23rd January 2015|
If you wish to speak to someone in relation to the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy please contact –
Tel: 028 9536 3017