The Evidence into Practice Special Interest Group (EiPSIG) of the European Social Work Research Association was founded in April 2020. The following provisional statements were created through the development of the SIG Proposal (involving 22 founder members) and ratified at meetings held as part of the April 2021 ECSWR (held online due to pandemic lockdown restrictions, with three meetings to facilitate attendance across time zones). These statements are subject to review at the Annual Coordination Meeting held as part of each ECSWR.
The Aim of EiPSIG
The aim of the Evidence into Practice Special Interest Group is to research and support the effective use of knowledge to inform practice, management, policy, regulation and teaching in the social work profession and social care services for the ultimate benefit of clients, families, communities and societies.
The Purpose of EiPSIG is to provide a forum for members to:
The Objectives of EiPSIG
In relation to identifying, appraising and synthesising knowledge and translating it into practice, teaching, service management, policy and regulation in social work:
The Annual Coordination Meeting of EiPSIG takes place at the annual European Conference on Social Work Research (ECSWR). EiPSIG has a web presence as part of the ESWRA website and has a dedicated email address to facilitate communications: EiPSIG@hscni.net Members of the group are encouraged to collaborate in joint presentations at ECSWRs, joint research grants and joint publications. EiPSIG runs a Pre-Conference Event at each ECSWR, and supports members in collaborating in putting on Symposia, Workshops, Oral Presentations and Posters.
Anne McGlade, Social Care Research Lead, Health & Social Care Board for Northern Ireland EiPSIG@hscni.net
Brian Taylor, retired Professor of Social Work, Ulster University and former ESWRA Board Member
If you wish to join EiPSIG and be added to the mailing list please email Anne at EiPSIG@hscni.net