This online version of "Effective engagement in social work education. Good practice guide on involving people who use services and carers" was created by IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services).
Thanks are due to Learning Networks West and South East, and especially Julie Thomson, for commissioning and guiding the original project. Rab Wight of Glasgow Social Work Services was also responsible for shaping the project.
Funding by the Scottish Government Changing Lives programme is also gratefully acknowledged.
The original Guide drew upon the work of Sarah Fitzhenry who conducted research on involvement in social work programmes in west and southeast Scotland on behalf of Learning Networks West and South East.
Members of the SUCIG Training Sub-Group in Glasgow and Learning Networks West and South East contributed actively to the development of the original Guide and their contributions and advice are gratefully acknowledged.
Thanks are due also to all those who commented on drafts of the Guide and contributed examples, information and interviews including Alice Bradley, Helen Bradley, Pru Davies, John Dow, Linda Entwistle, Brenda Gillies, Rosemary Kennedy, Wendy Laird, Sheila Lockhart, Alan Macdonald, James McKillop, Gillian MacIntyre, Julie Thomson, Linda Walker and Wendy Paterson.
The Guide contains some materials which are reproduced by kind permission of the Open University.
Thanks to Scottish Voices and all those who have pioneered and supported service user and carer involvement in social work education including the authors and organisations mentioned in this Guide and others.
The Guide is dedicated to the service users and carers who commit their time and energy to helping students learn in order to make things better for others.