The survey

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The first survey to gather your questions and comments about adult social work in England has now closed.  

We are working on listing all of the questions you asked.  We will then launch a second survey asking what the most important questions are on the list in your opinion.  We want to understand people’s questions about social work, to help us think about the type of research that needs to happen in the future.

Please check back here to see the second survey later in Spring 2018.

As with the first survey, when we launch this second survey we will want to hear from:

  • Adults (aged 18 or over) who have a social worker or have been in contact with social workers in England
  • Family members or informal carers (including young carers) of the above
  • Registered social workers or social work students
  • Other practitioners working with or alongside social workers in England

We will also be interested in hearing from other people who work with or alongside social workers in England, such as health, criminal justice, housing, long term care workers. 


By telling us what you think, we can help make sure that research answers the questions that matter to you.  We want to understand what works best for different people, including people living with mental health problems, with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and for older people.  The Chief Social Worker for Adults in the Department of Health set up this process.