Building a Digital Ready Workforce: Digital Capabilities of Social Workers (SCIE / BASW)


Health Education England commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to investigate improving the digital skills of social workers. The Stakeholders’ Report below summarises findings, from social workers and other stakeholders involved, mapping the Health and Care Digital Capabilities Framework onto social work practice, workforce development and regulation. Topics covered:

  • Developing a set of digital capabilities required by social workers.
  • Persuading stakeholders to include digital capabilities in their work.
  • Raising awarenerss of the benefits of digital capabilities for social workers and their clients.

“The Digital capabilities for social workers project covers children’s, families’ and adults social workers in England”.

Full Text Link (Free registration with SCIE is required for access to this document).


Digital capabilities for social workers: Stakeholders’ report. [Online]: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) [and] British Association of Social Workers (BASW), October 14th 2019.

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