Why pretend social work is about social justice? It’s not | Social Care Network | The Guardian


I became a social worker because of a strong feeling that the world is unfair. But working in child protection has shown me that justice isn’t a high priority

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In 2014, the International Federation of Social Workers formed a new definition of social work, saying that “principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work”.

 

Government adviser Sir Martin Narey described the federation’s description of social work as “thoroughly inadequate”. He said: “We need a more satisfactory and relevant definition. And we need a definition that concentrates on that work, which is about protecting children.”

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Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
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  16. As with Social Services here in the UK, they should get rid of CPS and start again, ensuring honesty and integrity are two of the major attributes held by those wishing to work in that arena.

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