What topic is more pertinent for social workers to consider in an age of financial austerity? Rising demand for adult social care and services for looked-after children has coincided with a 49 per cent reduction in government funding for local authorities since 2010/11 (NAO, 2018). Actually, however, tensions between needs and resources have been a long-running feature of social work practice.
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- 6 What can we afford?
Prof. Michael Preston-Shoot
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