Children’s social services and care rates in Wales: Survey

Do you work in children’s social care in Wales? If so you are invited to complete a short survey on children’s social care, with the opportunity to win £250 per local authority for a charity of your choice.

The survey can be accessed at: https://socsi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehUut0cUZAbwf9r

Survey closes 30th November 2020, 23:59

About the survey

In collaboration with local authorities, Welsh Government, and Social Care Wales, the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) have developed this survey on children’s social care in Wales. The survey aims to understand differences in care rates between local authorities by identifying what social workers and senior management think are the factors influencing care rates across Wales; whether there is variation in the values, decision making, views, and organisational and leadership practice in local authorities with different rates; the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on assessments of risk and practice; and how decision making and values in Wales compares to those in other countries.

Why take part?

By taking part in this survey, you will help to improve understanding of the key factors shaping social work practice in Wales. You will help us to identify differences in how local authorities approach casework decision-making, and relate this to care rates, deprivation, and models of practice in different authorities.

How long will it take?

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be done either on your phone or on a computer/laptop.

What will happen to my responses?

Your responses will be anonymised and no person or local authority will be identified. Each local authority will receive an unpublished copy of their data, but no respondents will be identifiable. We will publish the anonymised results of the study in reports for the Welsh Government, local authorities, and academic journals.