Retaining experienced social workers: Video learning resources

Published: 27/03/2024

Dr Laura Cook presents findings from a recent research study capturing the voices of experienced social workers.

In the context of the retention crisis in social work, these findings reveal important insights into how organisations can support experienced social workers to remain in the profession.

These videos explore:

  • Professional identity development in experienced social workers  
  • Critical Career Episodes: Stay or go moments  
  • Retaining experienced social workers via ongoing development opportunities.

These resources were developed from a webinar ‘Exploring the retention crisis in social work’ that was led by Dr Laura Cook from the University of East Anglia.

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