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Developing reflective practiceMaking sense of social work in a world of change$
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Helen Martyn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342386

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.001.0001

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A management perspective

A management perspective

(p.200) A management perspective
Developing reflective practice

Patrick Kidner

Policy Press

This chapter explores the implications of the case studies on social work with the children and families presented in this volume for policy and practice from a management perspective. It discusses dilemmas in the practitioner's role, support for reflective practice, and the relation between theory, research and intervention effectiveness. It suggests that the message of the case studies and of the discussion they have prompted is that social services departments are still ambivalent about the skills required of practitioners. It stresses the need for directors and senior managers to show greater interest in the development of practice in their own departments and to create expectations about learning on or off the job.

Keywords:   social work, children, families, reflective practice, social services, managers, intervention

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