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Social work in Wales since democratic devolution

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID:, Holland, Sally ORCID: and Young, Colin 2008. Social work in Wales since democratic devolution. Australian Social Work 61 (1) , pp. 42-56. 10.1080/03124070701818724

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The present paper considers what is distinctive about social policy and services in Wales and the context of social work practice. There is brief consideration of the social and economic character of the country, the challenge to social services and social work practice of a national minority language, and the relevance to social work of collective identities (national, local, and ethnic). An overview of relevant aspects of social policy in Wales since the establishment of democratic devolution in 1999 reveals that, although there are some distinctive aspects of social work in Wales, there is also a great deal of continuity with other parts of the UK, and England in particular, and that the potential for distinctiveness is just beginning to be realised.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Policy, Social Services, Social Work, Wales
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0312-407X
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:52

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