An understanding of social policy is crucial for social workers as it underpins and shapes the legislative framework that they work within from safeguarding service users and enabling them to improve their lives to protecting the most vulnerable in society social policy also has a vital role to play within social work education. Social policy and social work an introduction transforming social work practice series kindle edition by jo cunningham steve cunningham download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading social policy and social work an introduction transforming social work practice series. A brief introduction to the subject the department of social policy social work was established in 1965 and has an international reputation for its work the city of york itself was the site of one of the worlds first scientific studies of poverty seebohm rowntrees poverty . An introduction to social policy for social work students author biography jo cunningham is a principal lecturer in social work at the university of central lancashire and programme leader of the ba social work jo has taught sociology and social work practice for a number of years. Social work and social policy an understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility rights and our understanding of the good society
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