About the Centre

The Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care’s mission is to provide a strong empirical foundation for policy and practice development and by so doing to improve service user experiences and outcomes.

Our research has advanced the use of innovative research methods that facilitate exploration of the world of direct social work practice and participatory methodologies that ensure that service users, including children and young people, have a voice, and that their views and experiences shape the design and delivery of social care services.

The team have expertise in:

  • Safeguarding children
  • Evaluation of whole system change in children’s services
  • Observing and analysing social work practice with children in need, children looked after and young people leaving care
  • Embedded research approaches to evaluate evidence based practice
  • Developing practice and supervision frameworks to assess practice skill and support continued professional development
  • Adult safeguarding and self-neglect
  • Substance misuse and ageing
  • Participatory research methods

Tilda Goldberg
Tilda Goldberg, 1912 - 2004

Tilda Goldberg

TGC was founded in 2010 with core funding from Tilda Goldberg’s (1912-2004) bequest. Tilda Goldberg (1912-2004) was a pioneering social work researcher.

She was the Director of Research at the National Institute for Social Work and carried out the first Randomised Controlled Trials in British social work in the 1960s and 1970s.

Contact the Centre

Hemlata Naranbhai
Research Administrator
Institute of Applied Social Research
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
LU1 3JU

T +44 (0)1582 743885 (extension 3885)

address

Tilda Goldberg Centre
Institute of Applied Social Research
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton, UK
LU1 3JU

telephone

Hemlata Naranbhai
Research Administrator

+44 (0)1582 743885

Tilda Goldberg Centre for social work and social care

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