Social Work

by Tania De St Croix and Louise Doherty  |  3rd April 2019

Young people say that more youth centres would make them safer. Looking back on research for Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice, Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty argue for a renewed policy commitment to youth work as a youth-centred educational practice – one where the focus is on young people Read More

Ray Jones explains the four steps that were taken to turn the crisis in children’s social services in England into a catastrophe, …Read more

by Anna Gupta, Brid Featherstone, Kate Morris and Susan White  |  20th September 2018

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Susan White look at how child protection practice must adapt to reflect our changing world, especially in the context of austerity.…Read more

by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette  |  31st August 2018

Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette introduce the new special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work, 'Marx at 200',…Read more

by Mary Holmes  |  25th April 2018

Mary Holmes discusses the new special issue of 'Families, Relationships and Societies', which focuses on how care and caring have changed, given the fragmenting tendencies of contemporary life.…Read more

Stephen Crossley, author of 'Troublemakers: The Construction of ‘Troubled Families’ as a Social Problem', examines the most recent Outcomes Report on the British Troubled Families Programme.…Read more

by Liz Beddoe  |  7th February 2018

Liz Beddoe, co-author of Transnational Social Work – out today – talks about the experiences of social workers practising in countries different to those where they gained their social work qualifications. In the mid-2000s graduates from my social work degree programme in New Zealand began responding to the recruitment adverts for social workers to go Read More

by Steve Rogowski  |  13th March 2013

by Dr Steve Rogowski, a social worker (children and families) with a local authority in NW England. His new book Critical Social Work with Children and Families is publishing this month. Neoliberalism has impacted significantly on social work over recent decades. In particular, the profession has been subjugated to the demands of managerialism with its focus Read More