social work practitioner surveys

Survey undertaken by BASW between 14-30 March 2012, in partnership with its trade union arm, the SocialWorkers Union. Promoted via the Association’s e-bulletins to members, the survey elicited exactly 1,100 responses before it closed.

The findings indicate grave challenges facing the social work profession in all four UK countries. There are variations between countries, but they are matters of degree rather than anything more substantial. Social workers throughout the UK are dealing with similar difficulties.

Ofsted’s first annual survey of social work practitioners across local authorities in England. The social work practitioner survey was conducted at the same time as a survey for third sector organisations. This report only shows the results from the social work practitioner survey at a national level; a separate report is available showing national results from the third sector. The survey is based on 4,141 responses.