The idea for a statement about the importance of service user and carer involvement in social work education was originally raised by the Education Working Group of the Social Work Reform Board (SWRB).
This report was commissioned by SCIE and developed by service users and carers to provide evidence for the strong assertion of the importance and value of sustaining and improving such involvement in the selection, teaching and assessment of student social workers, and in the design and evaluation of social work qualifying programmes. These benefits have been resoundingly endorsed by student focus groups commenting on the SWRB One Year On proposals. The statement will be referenced in the final proposals for social work education reforms and contribute to guidance on best practice to be held by The College of Social Work.
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