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The rise of the New Social Work Bohemians and the death of Radical Social Work by @Mwharvey

Brilliantly eloquent piece of writing by Mark Harvey:

Social work has to be part of the solution. In a time desperate for strong professionals with a will to fight positively through dark days we need to respond. Its to easy to become the negative face of adversity when times are tough. I read a tweet not long ago that stated “We need social work in every area to put right what is wrong in society”. Now I may be misinterpreting the intent of this tweet but it is so wrong, wrong in every way. We are not the custodians of society, we need to learn to be part of it, in fact we need to ask humbly if we can come and play again. Then and only then on an equal footing can we work alongside people and create opportunity, not risk averse application that does unto. That’s why we need to join and start to be part of the solution’

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