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Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work

This exciting and innovative series explores a range of issues, developments and debates in social work, social care and social policy from a critical and radical perspective. Each of the texts in the series begins with a lead article by a well-known social work academic or practitioner, followed by responses from academics, practitioners and service users and a final reply from the main author.

A key aim of the series is to stimulate debate within social work and this is reflected in the range of respondents to the main paper. The series provides an accessible introduction and background to policy debates which can be used by students and frontline workers to inform their practice.

Building on this series, Policy Press also publish the international journal, Critical and Radical Social Work.