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Practice placement in social workInnovative approaches for effective teaching and learning$
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Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318606

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318606.001.0001

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Student-led services

Student-led services

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(p.5) One Student-led services
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Practice placement in social work
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Avril Bellinger

Doris Testa

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318606.003.0001

Whilst there are substantial critiques of the ethics and impact of student placements being used for social action (Aiken and Wizner, 2004; Chupp and Joseph, 2010) there is no doubt that they can be transformative for both service users and students. This chapter draws on interdisciplinary and international literature about student-led services (whereby services are solely the result of student labour) to explore features that contribute to their success. Factors that are generative and protective of such innovation are identified in order to encourage educators and practitioners to undertake such initiatives responsibly. An example of a UK placement agency where social work students provide essential services to refugees and an Australian student project in an under-resourced primary school illustrate the analysis.

Keywords:   Practicum, Innovation, Refugees, School social work

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