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Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy

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.

View or download the strategy:

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Social Work Research And Continuous Improvement Strategy6.5 MiB1266
Social Work Research And Continuous Improvement Strategy Summary5.3 MiB1289

If you need a paper copy or if you want to discuss any aspect of the strategy email swresearchsistrategy@hscni.net 

The Equality and Human Rights screening document is available to view or download from the Business Services Organisation (BSO) website.


Scoping Exercise – Research and Evidence Activity

A scoping exercise was conducted in 2017 to establish what research and evidence activity was taking place

View or download:

Summary

Detailed Feedback

Gaining Initial Support for Social Work Research, Evaluation and Audit Activity

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:

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Application Form For Initial Support For Social Work And Social Care Research73 KiB504
Protocol for initial support for social work and social care research0.5 MiB865

Evidence Reviews

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Effectiveness of short breaks on families where there are children with disabilities - A Systematic Review of the EvidencePrepared 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 Sneddon25th June 2018
Summary review of effectiveness of short breaks on familiies where there are chldren with disabilities A Systematic Review Of The EvidencePrepared 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 Sneddon25th June 2018


Conference Event Reports

6th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference

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6th Annual Social Work And Social Research Conference Summary2.3 MiB25
Conference Programme 2019 Pdf0.4 MiB32
Presentation Room 01 - Programme Outline AM3.1 MiB23
Presentation Room 01 - Programme Outline PM1.4 MiB21
Presentations For Room 01 Chichester - AM1.8 MiB21
Presentations For Room 01 Chichester - PM3.3 MiB28
Presentations For Room 02 Deerpark - AM2.7 MiB21
Presentations For Room 02 Deerpark - AM2.7 MiB19
Presentations For Room 02 Deerpark - PM3.5 MiB21
Presentations For Room 03 Ashley - AM3.3 MiB23
Presentations For Room 03 Ashley - PM2.9 MiB15
Presentations For Room 04 Fisherwick - AM2.0 MiB22
Presentations For Room 04 Fisherwick - PM2.7 MiB23

Working in collaboration with the HSC Research and Development Division, we have hosted six major conference events that brought together a range of stakeholders.

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2018 Research Conference Outcomes Report1.5 MiB223
Intervening to strengthen families and communities to keep people safe - Fourth Annual Social Work and Social Care Conference March 20171.7 MiB890
Bridging The Gap Conference Outcomes Report February 20161.5 MiB506
Research in Social Work and Socail Care A Way Forward? Sharing Outcomes From Research Conference 6 February 20141.4 MiB294
Social Work Research Conference Outcomes Report 20150.8 MiB330

Bridging the Gap Conference 2016 Videos


Videos

Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy Videos


Newsletters

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Issue 8 - August 20184.5 MiB75
Issue 7 June 20183.3 MiB99
Issue 6 January 20181.4 MiB159
Issue 5 June 20171.8 MiB257
Issue 4 December 20152.0 MiB797
Issue 3 August 20151.6 MiB483
Issue 2 December 20141.3 MiB588
Issue 1 July 20140.6 MiB502

Further Information

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Social Work Reseach And Continuous Improvement Strategy Communication Plan0.6 MiB612
Social Work Research Strategy Workshop Feedback 3 June 20150.9 MiB307
Social Work Research Guidance Leaflet0.2 MiB261
Regional Workload Management Framework0.6 MiB318

Key Contact

If you wish to speak to someone in relation to the Social Work Research and Continuous Improvement Strategy please contact –

Anne McGlade
Tel: 028 9536 3017
Email: anne.mcglade@hscni.net

Useful Links

Health and Social Care Research and Development

Department of Health – Social Work Strategy