Thank you for taking part in Community Care's survey of journalists. It should take about 5 minutes to complete. There are 15 questions - please answer as many as you can, entering the first answer that comes to mind.

Your results will be entirely confidential. Respondents will be entered into a prize draw for a case of wine.

If you score well, Community Care may wish to highlight your result but we will seek your permission before doing so.

This survey is part of our Stand Up Now for Social Work campaign, which is seeking to improve perceptions of and respect for social workers. We believe that this is crucial to improving morale, recruitment and retention, and performance.

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* 1. What is the minimum qualification required to be a social worker?

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* 2. Who do social workers work with? Please select any answers that apply

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* 3. Who can you complain to about the conduct of a social worker?

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* 4. In your view, are social workers better or worse than they were 15 years ago?

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* 5. What do you think the phrase "taken into care" means?

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* 6. Who decides whether a child can be taken into care?

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* 7. Approximately how many children do you think are taken into care in a year?

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* 8. Who would you approach for a social work perspective on a story?

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* 9. Which of these posts are social work posts?

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* 10. Name three groups of professionals who have a responsibility for protecting children, in addition to social workers.

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* 11. What type of publication do you work for?

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* 12. Which of the following options best describes your role?

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* 13. Do you specialise in social care issues?

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* 14. How long have you been a journalist?

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* 15. We may wish to contact you about your answers. If you are happy to be contacted, please give your name and contact details below.

All names will be entered into a prize draw to win a case of wine.

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