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Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare StatesPolicies, Services and Professional Practices$
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Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson, and Marek Perlinski

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327196

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.001.0001

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State regulation of the social work profession: an example from Poland

State regulation of the social work profession: an example from Poland

Chapter:
(p.99) Seven State regulation of the social work profession: an example from Poland
Source:
Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States
Author(s):

Kazimiera Wódz

Krystyna Faliszek

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.003.0007

This chapter examines how regulation from the state can shape conditions and practices for welfare professions. New members of the European Union, such as Poland, often lack a tradition of social work as an integral part of the welfare state. Challenges for these countries are both to educate social workers and to create legislative solutions stipulating the responsibilities and professional jurisdiction of the social work profession. In the chapter, it is argued that strong regulation and control from the Polish government has resulted in the standardisation of social work. This has curtailed professional autonomy in a manner that is unfavourable to social workers as well as to clients.

Keywords:   social work, social workers, welfare state, regulation, professional jurisdiction, European Union

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