Social Workers in Schools Impact Evaluation

This study was a preliminary investigation of the impact of the government-funded Social Workers in Schools service (SWiS) which is available in selected New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. The investigation used the Integrated Child Dataset(ICD)-linked data that foreshadowed the child-level data linkages now available through the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure(IDI). Researchers identified positive effects for some student groups from the SWiS programme. This research was supported by funding from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and in-kind contributions from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and MSD.


Quick facts

Location: New Zealand

Partner/s: Ministry of Social Development (NZ)

Timeframe: 2016-2018