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An introduction to social work in Wales

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Please note: this course will close on 16th June 2022. You can continue to study this course up until this date.

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 free course, An introduction to social work in Wales, 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate and 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.

First Published: 09/07/2014

Updated: 15/10/2018

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