The charity which runs the Social Worker of the Year Awards has partnered with The University of Birmingham to launch a survey which will assess the impact that winning an award has had on practitioners, teams and organisations in the sector.
The online survey, which will be sent via email to past silver and gold winners, will explore themes such as the effect of winning an award on individual practice, career development and feeling valued at work. The results will provide a basis to define the future development of the awards.
The survey is also designed to ascertain interest in a proposed ambassador programme, which will be developed by the charity in partnership with The University of Birmingham as an exclusive programme for previous winners.
Peter Hay CBE, Chair of The Social Work Awards Board, said: “The Social Worker of the Year Awards have grown significantly over the past few years, but we know little about their long-lasting impact. Therefore, this survey is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and members of winning social work teams to anonymously share their thoughts on the experience of winning one of our awards.”
“We are grateful for the support of past winners in responding to the survey, which takes no more than 15 minutes to complete, as this is essential to meeting our aims of giving recognition to the challenging work of social workers, promoting best practice in the profession and celebrating success.”
The survey will run until the end of 2019. Any previous winners who have not been contacted and would like to take part in the survey, are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.