Independent report

Social work education review

Review by Professor David Croisdale-Appleby, Chair of Skills for Care, makes 22 recommendations to improve social work education.



This report looks at social work education including:

  • a generic qualifying course
  • increased specialisation within the degree
  • employers supporting education, including placements
  • improving the ability to provide social workers with the right knowledge, skills and values
  • fast track entry routes for top graduates into adult services
  • value for money

The recommendations will inform talks about the future of social work education.

Professor Croisdale-Appleby asked for views to contribute to the review. He also called for evidence from employers - including local authorities and the private and voluntary sectors - and universities.

Published 27 February 2014