Involving service users and carers in social work education

Example 2

Peter Beresford et al, 1994 (10) 'Changing the culture: Involving service users in social work education'

This example from 10 years ago is included because it raises a lot of key, enduring issues about developing meaningful involvement that still have to be tackled. The summary guidelines in the report cover overcoming the barriers to involvement (Section 1), and a coherent approach to involvement (Section 2). The recommendations in Section 1 include the following:

Some of the recommendations in Section 2, such as the need for a systematic, coherent and comprehensive approach to involvement developed in partnership working, have now been firmly embedded in the national Requirements for the new degree. Those that deal with processes include the following: