Since the publication of How to be a Social Worker in 2013, there have been many social and political shifts. Now so, more than ever, it is crucial that social workers remain committed to a clearly oriented and responsive identity. The rise of neo-liberal models of service provision and a diminishing role of the state in the funding of social service organisations threaten the foundations upon which a social justice oriented profession operates. The title of this book is drawn from the recognition that the process of becoming, of being, is an ongoing dynamic process central to social work. This book is not so much how to be a social worker but how to be a social worker. At times the beginning social work student can feel that they are without anchors in this process. This book is aimed to provide anchors: a handbook of guidance across the curriculum and into practice.
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