Independent report

Chief Social Worker for Adults' annual report: 2018 to 2019

The Chief Social Worker for Adults in England, Lyn Romeo, sets out progress in improving the education, training and practice of social work with adults.



The fifth annual report from the Chief Social Worker for Adults in England is themed around social work leadership in changing times.

The report sets out:

  • how social workers are taking a practice leadership role in delivering safe and best outcomes for people with health and care needs
  • priorities over the coming year to further raise the quality and profile of adult social work across an integrated system

It offers examples of social workers demonstrating leadership, professional oversight and co-operation with individuals, families and the wider health and care sector.

The report also looks at the way organisations collaborate across health, community and voluntary sectors to maintain people’s quality of life and independence.

Published 19 March 2019