Journal Article

A Decade after Orkney: Towards a Practice Model for Social Work in the Remoter Areas of Scotland

Colin Turbett

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 34, issue 7, pages 981-995
Published in print October 2004 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 2004 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch124
A Decade after Orkney: Towards a Practice Model for Social Work in the Remoter Areas of Scotland

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Social work practice in remote and rural areas of the United Kingdom has received scant attention in recent years. In Scotland this is remarkable given the impact of the Orkney events of 1991 and the widespread attention paid to the public inquiry in its aftermath. This article attempts to redress the balance by examining the reality of life in Scotland’s remoter areas and then discusses this from the perspective of international literature on rural social work. Models of theory and practice developed elsewhere, and in some cases tried successfully in Scotland, can usefully inform future developments and move social work away from some of the prescriptive and restrictive trends that presently dominate the profession in the UK.

Keywords: Rural; remote; Scotland

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Subjects: Social Work

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