The Standards for Employers of Social Workers: National report summary 2021

The Employer Standards for Social Workers in England set out whole system approaches to help develop a working environment where social work practice and social workers can flourish.


The employer standards for social workers in England were last refreshed in 2020. They
set out whole system approaches to help develop a working environment where social
work practice and social workers can flourish.

The purpose of the survey was to better understand a number of critical questions about the experiences of Social Workers in England. 

The evidence set out in this report provides an opportunity for organisations and related agencies involved in the delivery of social work to undertake conversations for change about how to improve the engagement and retention of staff through the adoption and delivery of the refreshed Employer Standards.

Please be aware the pdf below is in an accessible format.

The Standards for Employers of Social Workers - National Report Summary 2021
Published by:
LGA, DHSC, ADASS
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