COVID-19: the struggle, success and expansion of social work

IFSW Secretary-General, Rory Truell provides an overview of the first 5 months of the Social Work Response to COVID-19. He says there are clear phases highlighting social workers’ struggles and outcomes:

1. Making governments recognise that a social response is imperative;

2. Advocating for social services to remain open during lockdown;

3. Adapting social services to a new world & managing ethical dilemmas, and

4. Integrating transformative practice.

Dr Truell comments, “What has become clear is that this transformative process, though far from painless, has seen a new rising of the profession”.

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