The Social Work Reform Board (SWRB) supports the involvement of service users and carers in the development of social work education. The College of Social Work will promote involvement and co-production, and their proposed endorsement scheme will ensure that service user and carer involvement is monitored.
These standards set out requirements at two stages, commensurate with the different levels of complexity and responsibility in teaching, assessing and supervising social work degree students.
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Since 2002 higher education institutions have been required to develop service user and carer involvement throughout the design and delivery of social work degree programmes.