Hanvey, Chris
June 2006
Community Care;6/22/2006, Issue 1628, p21
The author comments on social service in Great Britain. Despite structural changes, social work has not established a body of knowledge that is at the center of its activity. It has been failed by its training bodies with their refusal to establish disciplined and measurable academic standards for success. Failure in social service is due to the refusal to accept limitations and concentrate on the difference that can be made to people's lives by sound knowledge.


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