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||6.5 MiB||1046|
|Social Work Research And Continuous Improvement Strategy Summary||5.3 MiB||1055|
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.
A scoping exercise was conducted in 2017 to establish what research and evidence activity was taking place
To streamline approval for researchers seeking support for the conduct of social work research related activity from Executive Directors of Social Work, a new approach was developed in 2015. 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 Form For Initial Support For Social Work And Social Care Research||73 KiB||438|
|Protocol for initial support for social work and social care research||0.5 MiB||680|
Name and link to details
|Wednesday 6 March 2019||6th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference|
|Date:||25th October 2018|
|Date:||25th October 2018|
|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|
|5th Annual Social Work and Social Research Conference - Brief Commentary||0.6 MiB||110|
|Final Programme March 2018||0.3 MiB||126|
|Oral Presentations Room 1 CHICHESTER||2.1 MiB||172|
|Oral Presentations Room 2 DONEGALL||2.7 MiB||137|
|Oral Presentations Room 3 DEERPARK||5.0 MiB||115|
|Plenary Presentations||3.0 MiB||94|
Working in collaboration with the HSC Research and Development Division, we hosted three major conference events that brought together a range of stakeholders:
|7th March 2018 Research Conference Outcomes Report||1.5 MiB||145|
|Intervening to strengthen families and communities to keep people safe - Fourth Annual Social Work and Social Care Conference March 2017||1.7 MiB||709|
|Bridging The Gap Conference Outcomes Report February 2016||1.5 MiB||438|
|Research in Social Work and Socail Care A Way Forward? Sharing Outcomes From Research Conference 6 February 2014||1.4 MiB||254|
|Social Work Research Conference Outcomes Report 2015||0.8 MiB||295|
|Issue 8 - August 2018||4.5 MiB||49|
|Issue 7 June 2018||3.3 MiB||77|
|Issue 6 January 2018||1.4 MiB||119|
|Issue 5 June 2017||1.8 MiB||207|
|Issue 4 December 2015||2.0 MiB||678|
|Issue 3 August 2015||1.6 MiB||419|
|Issue 2 December 2014||1.3 MiB||531|
|Issue 1 July 2014||0.6 MiB||440|
|Social Work Reseach And Continuous Improvement Strategy Communication Plan||0.6 MiB||518|
|Social Work Research Strategy Workshop Feedback 3 June 2015||0.9 MiB||266|
|Social Work Research Guidance Leaflet||0.2 MiB||230|
|Regional Workload Management Framework||0.6 MiB||276|
If you wish to speak to someone in relation to the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy please contact –
Tel: 028 9536 3017