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Tell us what matters most in developing family support services

09 May 2022
Social Care Wales

Together with Health and Care Research Wales, we’re launching two surveys to help inform our research priorities for care and support of families and children, and we want you to share your experiences, opinions and biggest concerns.

Family support services are local authority services, such as social workers, that work with families to help them through problems. They also include services delivered by organisations like Action for Children and Barnardo’s, mental health services, drug and alcohol support, homelessness services, asylum seeker and refugee services, and other types of support from community groups, families and friends.

Working with the James Lind Alliance, our aim is to develop a social care research agenda that looks at how strengths-based approaches can help solve some of the most important issues.

Strength-based approaches focus on building people’s strength and resilience to help them gain confidence that things can change and improve in their lives.

How to get involved

The second survey is now live and you can access it here. This is a chance for you to pick the topics you think are most important.

You should take part in this survey if:

  • you or someone in your family has had contact with family support services
  • you’re a social care practitioner delivering support services to families and children in Wales.

You can take part in this survey even if you didn’t take part in the first survey.

Why take part?

Your information and opinions can make a real difference to families in Wales and improve the quality of the care and support they receive. We want to hear from a wide range of people. The real-life experiences and views of families and social care practitioners are at the heart of this project.

By the end of the process, we will have a top 10 list of priority topics that need further research. The results of the project will be published on our website in autumn 2022.