You’ve read that social work is one of the hardest jobs you can do.
You’ve heard that social workers help make the world a better place.
You’ve seen news stories where social workers are blamed for children dying or adults being put at risk.
But what is it really like to be a social worker, work with one or be supported by one in the modern world?
What is the truth about social work? Not as told by journalists, observers or academics, but by the people on the frontline of this profession themselves?
In The Truth about Social Work, Social Work Tutor sets out to answer these questions by spending time with social workers and hearing their stories. Through their accounts, he reveals what it’s really like to work in this often misunderstood and misrepresented profession.
From exclusive interviews with Sharon Shoesmith about what life was like before and after Baby P, through to Emma Lewell-Buck’s journey from child protection to politics, the book contains never heard before accounts from some of social work’s most famous figures.
Taking the reader on a journey from social work in Syria to the social work comedians from Northern Ireland, this wide-ranging book showcases the diverse nature of a profession that is often misunderstood and misrepresented.
It tells The Truth About Social Work.