Journal Article

Trusting in Social Work

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 5, pages 639-653
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online June 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
Trusting in Social Work

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Two successive terms of a New Labour government have required social work practice in the UK to occupy a particular public policy context that is, at best, indifferent and, at worst, hostile to some of the professional interests and traditional constituencies of social workers. In this paper, the immediate past editors of the Journal reflect on how social work has sought to adapt and survive under these conditions, as revealed in the papers published during the period of their stewardship.

Keywords: trust; public policy; compassion

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Subjects: Social Work

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