Social policy, poverty and social work

Walker, Carol and Walker, Alan (2009) Social policy, poverty and social work. In: Social work themes, issues and critical debates. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 74-89. ISBN 9780230218659, 0230218652

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the social policy context within which social workers practice and service users live. It considers the impact of the range of welfare services but concentrates particularly on the impact of poverty on families and individuals. A broader social policy awareness is paramount in delivering critical and reflective social work practice.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords:Social policy, Poverty, Social work
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4792
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 08:49
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 08:53

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