NIROMP in partnership with the PSW Network – launch of a national research and practice improvement project


The national Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network is working in partnership with the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP), CAFCASS, Making Research Count, Research and Management Consultancy Centre and a number of local authorities to undertake a national research and practice improvement project.

This ground-breaking research will inform understanding of current practice and challenges in relation to the use of social media by professionals and service users, culminating in best practice guidance and principles for digital practice in social work and social care.

Where can I find the survey

This is truly ground-breaking and much-needed research into digital professionalism and online safeguarding and we are a key partner in this project.

Please complete our survey at:

You are also free to download and share a PDF version this briefing note:

How long will the survey take?

The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and is totally anonymous and the data cannot be retraced to you in any way however, you have the option on the last page of the survey to add the name of your employer and if you update this field then we can receive the summary of findings for them and this can be added to our health check data and can help us provide appropriate support and training in relation to digital professionalism and online safeguarding.

What’s in it for me?

By completing the survey you will also have the opportunity to participate in a half day workshop on digital professionalism and online safeguarding; date. time and venue will be announced soon.

To be invited to this workshop you need to insert your email at the end of the survey (your email will be kept separate from your answers to survey and cannot be used to identify you), this will ensure that you receive an invitation to the workshop.

Places are limited and reservations will be confirmed on a first come first served basis therefore, the earlier you complete the survey the higher the chances of being confirmed for the free training.

There will also be a half day national conference on digital professionalism and online safeguarding on the 18th November 2019 from 9 – 13:00 at Kings College, London and you are welcome to participate in this event. Information about this conference will be circulated later this month.


If you would like to know more about this research project, please contact your regional lead or submit an enquiry form via

You can also submit your query via our online form and we will do our best to help:

This survey will only take 15 minutes to complete. In return you will contribute to the shaping of future practice in this area.

This truly practitioner-led research will draw on and views of the profession. We want your voice and your views to be heard, to guide the outcome of this survey.

With thanks in anticipation of your support.

Sharon Martin

Chair, National IRO Managers Partnership

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