Department of Health Named Social Worker: Findings from Six Pilot Sites

Social Care Institute for Excellence - SCIE
Innovation Unit;Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publication date:
01 July 2017


The Department of Health initiated the Named Social Worker programme in order to build an understanding of how having a named social worker can contribute to individuals with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes; specifically that they and their family are in control of decisions about their own future, and are supported to live with the dignity and independence which we all strive for. This programme is specifically about trying something different, piloting new ideas and generating early and indicative evidence as to their impact.