In March 2015 we launched the first five year Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy. A review of the strategy was undertaken in 2019. The consultation process undertaken indicated that having a strategy in place, symbolises an overarching commitment to the development of research and evidence, research capacity and collaborative working.
“We shouldn’t underestimate the symbolic nature of the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy for providing an impressive commitment to social work research and an important message about its value”.
In March 2021 we launched the this Social Work and Social Care Research Evidence Supporting Continuous Improvement in our Service Outcomes reflecting a collaborative approach setting out our vision for the next five years – 2020-2025.
This strategy is primarily focused on social work as a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Throughout there is an acknowledgement that social work operates within the wider social care context and that there will inevitably be a level of interconnection between both.
|Title and link to download||Date|
|Social Work And Social Care Research Evidence Strategy 2020-2025||15th March 2021|
|Social Work Research And Continuous Imrovement Strategy Summary Implemantation Plan 2021||15th April 2021|
If you need a paper copy or if you want to discuss any aspect of the strategy email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Building a Research Community Formally was launched in August 2020.
Join the conversation #BuildingAResearchCommunity
If you need a copy of any previous documentation or if want to discuss any aspect of the Building a Research Community please email: email@example.com
The 9th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research Conference will be similar to our previous annual conferences with an interesting programme of key note addresses, small oral presentations and posters, displays and awards presentations.
At this point in time we hope to be in a position to host it as an in-house event. The final decision on the format will of course be informed by public health advice and guidance at the time as the safety of our delegates is paramount.
We will keep you informed on the format and registration details and speakers but for now pop the date of Wednesday 9 March 2022 into your diary, and note the Call for Abstracts. This is an important part of the annual conference that proves very valuable to researchers, academics, managers and service users and carers.
Abstracts to be returned in electronic format to SWSCResearchConference@hscni.net on or before 21 December 2021.
The early date is important to facilitate planning and organisation.
After the assessment panel meets and if successful you will be required to submit final oral or poster presentations by 21 February 2022
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:
|Title and link to download||Description||Date|
|Application to secure initial support for the conduct of Social Work Research 2019||20th July 2019|
|Feedback From Consultation Exercise||26th July 2019|
|Protocol for initial support for Social Work and Social Care 2019||20th July 2019|
Research and Evidence Reviews and Projects emerging from two post-qualifying modules for social workers and postgraduate modules for service users, carers and others involved in social care research.
This Programme provides modules designed to develop knowledge and skills relevant to social work research- related activity and culture in Northern Ireland. It supports the Social Work Research and Social Care Research Evidence Supporting Continuous Improvement in Service Outcomes Strategy 2020-2025,
March 2021 Videos – SWSC Research Conf on Vimeo
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|Social Work And Social Care Research Evidence Strategy 2020-2025||10th March 2021|
|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