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Social Work Action Network Conference Durham April 2014 This was an informative, important but very disturbing weekend dominated by reports of crisis. A main feature of the conference was the launch of the Charter for Mental Health.  It is not a finalised document, just a starting point for debate, so please read it and make your comments. Some local discussion meetings, in London, Liverpool and Bristol among others, have been organised. Peter Beresford (Brunel, University of London) will also bring the Charter to the INTAR Conference in Liverpool 25 – 27 June.  Peter commented that the crises in mental health […]
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B. E. POLLARD. 1946 Socialist Medical Association Social Services Group Executive Function Most of the following proposals are highly speculative. For the purposes of clarity, it is necessary to state briefly by what principles I have been guided.  I am obliged, therefore, to apologise for anticipating a little the paper which is later to be produced on the nature of social work.  Inevitably here such principles are somewhat dogmatically expressed* Social work – Medical – and its derivatives are not one more aspect of medical treatment.  In themselves they are quite distinct from medical treatment; yet between them they cover […]
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Memorandum prepared by Socialist Social Workers Association and adopted by S. M. A. 1939 or 1940 Planning for the care of young children is a project which is at any time of great importance to the nation, but in the present circumstances it assumes a special urgency, as we must be concerned not only with the care and safety of the children, but also with the liberation of as many as possible of the young mothers for work of national importance. For while we agree with the Minister of Labour that women with young children should be the last to […]
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