Social Work in a Global Context engages with, and critically explores, key issues that inform social work practice around the world.
Social work can take many forms, and is differently understood in different parts of the world. However, at base, it can be seen as a profession which strives to advance the causes of the vulnerable and marginalised with the aim of promoting social justice, equality, and human rights. This text provides examples of social work in a wide range of countries, informing our understanding of what social work is. It looks at how practice changes or stays the same, and at the impact of policy, as experienced by service users as well as by practitioners working in challenging circumstances. It also meaningfully reflects on the strengths and challenges that are enabled by diversity.
|Title of host publication||Social Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges|
|Editors||George Palattiyil, Dina Sidhva, Mono Chakrabarti|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Aug 2015|
|Name||Routledge Advances in Social Work|
- social work policy
- social work practice
- welfare provision