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Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308027

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.001.0001

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Towards a just culture

Towards a just culture

designing humane social work organisations

Chapter:
(p.75) Five Towards a just culture
Source:
Re-imagining child protection
Author(s):

Brid Featherstone

Sue White

Kate Morris

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.003.0005

This chapter explores the importance of developing a just culture in organizations so that the kind of social work promoted in this book which places human beings and human factors at its heart can be developed. It is argued that the systems that have been developed are more concerned with managing institutional risk than fostering a just culture in organizations. Examples are offered of system design that can support rather than hinder humane practice.

Keywords:   human factors, system design, humane social work, humane practice

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