We begin by addressing some overarching questions about service user and carer engagement in social work education:
- What gets in the way?
- What does good involvement look like?
- Why do it at all?
To address these important questions this part of the Guide:
- Identifies common barriers to involving people who use services and carers
- Presents a model that summarises the key components of good practice that are illustrated throughout this Guide
- Examines the main benefits of involvement for educators, learners, service users and carers