Social Work Health Check

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Social Work Health Check 2021

For a number of years we have been running the social work health check in Cornwall to give social work a voice and help us improve our support to social workers. Social workers do one of the most important and demanding jobs in society. We are committed to doing everything in our power to give you what you need to do your job well, in line with the standards for social work employers set out by the Local Government Association.

Your responses help us identify strengths and areas we need to improve. In response to your feedback last year we have taken a number of actions including:

  • Launching a national SW recruitment campaign in order to recruit Social Workers: www.worklifecornwall.co.uk
  • Refreshing the social work career and qualification pathway to making it easier for Social Workers to progress, without lowering standards.
  • Raising the starting salary of NQSW’s
  • Putting in place international recruitment to make sure we are pursuing all options to fill social work vacancies, with the first successful applicants scheduled to start in Cornwall in early 2022.
  • Highlighting the importance of confidential, designated team spaces to support and enable the professional, personal and practical supervision and support from managers and colleagues that is so essential to good practice, wellbeing and resilience.

This year the survey contains some similar questions to last year, as this will help to compare how your feedback has changed compared to previous years. We are also particularly interested in what you think about the issues that face social work as a profession nationally, as well as the impact of Covid19, and so would appreciate you answering a few specific questions about these areas at the end of the survey.

First we need to know a little bit about your role, and what part of the organisation you work in. This will not identify individuals, but help our understanding of how things may work differently across the Service.

Thank you for taking part in this, your contribution is really important to help us plan developments for the forthcoming year to support all Social work staff achieve their potential and continue to do amazing work with children and families

Tracey Davey
Principal Child & Family Social Worker

Social Work Health Check 2021

For a number of years we have been running the social work health check in Cornwall to give social work a voice and help us improve our support to social workers. Social workers do one of the most important and demanding jobs in society. We are committed to doing everything in our power to give you what you need to do your job well, in line with the standards for social work employers set out by the Local Government Association.

Your responses help us identify strengths and areas we need to improve. In response to your feedback last year we have taken a number of actions including:

  • Launching a national SW recruitment campaign in order to recruit Social Workers: www.worklifecornwall.co.uk
  • Refreshing the social work career and qualification pathway to making it easier for Social Workers to progress, without lowering standards.
  • Raising the starting salary of NQSW’s
  • Putting in place international recruitment to make sure we are pursuing all options to fill social work vacancies, with the first successful applicants scheduled to start in Cornwall in early 2022.
  • Highlighting the importance of confidential, designated team spaces to support and enable the professional, personal and practical supervision and support from managers and colleagues that is so essential to good practice, wellbeing and resilience.

This year the survey contains some similar questions to last year, as this will help to compare how your feedback has changed compared to previous years. We are also particularly interested in what you think about the issues that face social work as a profession nationally, as well as the impact of Covid19, and so would appreciate you answering a few specific questions about these areas at the end of the survey.

First we need to know a little bit about your role, and what part of the organisation you work in. This will not identify individuals, but help our understanding of how things may work differently across the Service.

Thank you for taking part in this, your contribution is really important to help us plan developments for the forthcoming year to support all Social work staff achieve their potential and continue to do amazing work with children and families

Tracey Davey
Principal Child & Family Social Worker

  • Our data protection and confidentiality statement 

    How will you protect my information? 

    Your data will be stored securely and will only be accessible by members of Together for Families. Your consent for your data to be used in the evaluation will be assumed from you starting the survey. 

    Who am I giving my information to? 

    The evaluation is being carried out by Together for Families. You can view our privacy notice at www.cornwall.gov.uk/tffprivacynotice

    How will you store my personal data? 

    Survey responses will be collected using the Let’s Talk Cornwall survey software. By completing this survey, you consent to this transfer of your information.  This includes any information which may represent your personal data. All the information you share with Together for Families will be stored safely for the duration of the evaluation.  It will be destroyed one year after it has finished. 

    Let’s Talk Cornwall is the system used to collate the data and create reports from it. You can view the privacy statement on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website

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