The Need for Social Work Intervention: A Discussion Paper for the Scottish 21st Century Social Work Review

DescriptionThis report is part of the review of the role of the social worker commissioned by the Scottish Executive to inform the work of the 21st Century Social Work Review group. Their prime focus is the role of the social worker across different service systems and national contexts.
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Official Print Publication DateDecember 2005
Website Publication DateDecember 19, 2005

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Don Brand, Trish Reith and Daphne Statham
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
SECTION ONE: THE NEED FOR SOCIAL WORK INTERVENTION
1.1 Defining the need for social work interventions
1.2 The role of social work and need
1.3 The need for social work intervention
1.4 Outcomes and the achievement of well-being
1.5 Areas of social work intervention
1.6 Decisions about the need for social work intervention
1.7 Perspectives on the need for social work intervention
1.8 Conflicts between perspectives
1.9 Working within and between organisations
1.10 User led organisations, voluntary organisations, community groups and private companies
1.11 The need for change in social work interventions
SECTION TWO: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
2.1 The political context
2.2 The nature of social work with children and families
2.3 Need as frustrated outcomes
2.4 The need for social work intervention
2.5 Aspects of social work intervention
2.6 A new focus for social work intervention?
SECTION THREE: ADULTS OF WORKING AGE AND OLDER PEOPLE
3.1 Policy Context
3.2 Limitations of the client group approach
3.3 Socio-economic factors
3.4 Need for social work intervention with adults
SECTION FOUR: IMPLICATIONS AND ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
APPENDIX 1: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL WORK
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