Social Work England: annual social worker survey


Please note, this survey is open to registered social workers only.

Every day, social workers support millions of people to improve their chances in life. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate: to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives. ​

For us to be able to understand how our work is enabling positive change in social work, we are asking social workers to complete a short survey that will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  

This is an anonymous survey so please do not disclose personal data in the free text boxes.

Please complete the survey by 12pm on Monday 20 May 2024. 

For more information on how we will use the information you provide, please visit:


1. Which sector do you work in? *


2. What region do you work in? *


3. How many years have you been registered as a social worker? (Please exclude any years that you were not registered as a social worker). *


4. How much do you agree with the statement: "I am confident that Social Work England effectively regulates the social work profession." *


Our professional standards became the standards for all social workers in England on 2 December 2019. They are specialist to the social work profession and apply to registered social workers in all roles and settings.

You can access the professional standards here:

Questions 5 and 6 are about our professional standards, which all social workers are required to meet in order to maintain their registration.

5. How much do you agree with the statement: "The professional standards are important to me." *


6. How much do you agree with the statement: "I understand how the professional standards apply to my work as a social worker." *


7. How much do you agree with the following statement: "I feel that social workers are valued by society." *


8. How much do you agree with the following statement: "I would recommend social work as a career." *


9. How did you hear about this survey?

(This question is optional, please skip if you do not wish to provide this information).