Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This course will introduce you to the importance of recognising that social work practice happens in context. In particular, you will learn about what this means for social work in Wales – in the Welsh context.
Introduction to social work in Wales
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Course learning outcomes
After studying this unit, you should be able to:
- develop an understanding of the meaning of ‘social’ in social work practice
- consider the impact of the Welsh context on social work practice in Wales to explore what values and attitudes underpin social work practice.
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- 10 hours study
- Level 0: Beginner
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