Social work practice does not take place in a vacuum; rather it is held and led within organizations, sometimes nurtured and supported, sometimes mismanaged and neglected. This is explicitly recognized by the regulatory councils that oversee social work and groups which have sought to reform the context for practice, with professional codes having standards for employers alongside those for social workers (Care Council for Wales, 2002; NISCC, 2002; Scottish Social Services Council, 2009; Social Work Reform Board, 2010b). As the preceding chapters have shown, however, social work organizations have sometimes failed the audit of legality (Bingham, 2011), namely judicial review, their decisions quashed or their managers ordered to approach decision-making lawfully. Alternatively, their failings have been dissected by inquiries.
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