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Social Work Theory and Practice - Discuss Anti-Oppressive Theory and one other social work theory and evaluate how they would inform social work aimed at protecting vulnerable people.

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  • Essay length: 3309 words
  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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Social Work Theory and Practice

Discuss Anti-Oppressive Theory and one other social work theory and evaluate how they would inform social work aimed at protecting vulnerable people.

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Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing and Social Work

Student number - 50991042

Tutor - Liz Shingler

Word count - 2,979

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) include in their definition of social work the promotion of "...social change...and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being." People from all social groups can suffer abuse or oppression of some kind or other (though some people are at greater risk) and I feel that the above definition suggests that a role of social work is to help protect vulnerable people against abuse. In this essay I will explore anti-oppressive and task-centred theories and ways in which these can be employed to counter abuse and discrimination. I will illustrate this with an example from my practice and take a closer look at the term "abuse" and some of the things we mean by it. Following this I intend to examine the role of the social worker in protecting vulnerable individuals and groups

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