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SOCIAL WORK BOOKGROUP Blame, Culture & Child Protection Dr Jadwiga Leigh on...

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Manchester Art Gallery

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Social work book group provides yet another opportunity for practitioners, academics and students - the #socialwork ‘Community of Learning for Practice’ - to join together and engage in a critical discussion. This time the discussion will be based upon the most recent work of Dr Jadwiga Leigh

Dr Leigh’s new book Blame, Culture and Child Protection raises many interesting and challenging issues for social work…

“In recent years child protection issues have dominated media and public discourse in the UK. This book offers a unique perspective by giving voice to those social workers working within a profession which has become increasingly embedded in a culture of blame. Exploring how statutory child protection agencies function, Leigh also reveals how ‘organisational culture’ can significantly affect the way in which social work is practised. Providing a comparative analysis between the UK and Belgium, Leigh uses ethnography to illuminate the differences between the settings by examining how interactions and affected atmospheres impact on their identities. This book reveals how practitioners perceive themselves differently in such environments and explores the impact this has on their identity as well as the work they carry out with children and families. Leigh’s enquiry and compelling critique into social work, identity and organisations calls for mutual understanding and respect, rather than a culture of blame”

http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137470089

Dr Leigh will read a section from the book before opening the floor for discussion and debate. This is set to be an incredibly dynamic and stimulating affair, a social work event not to be missed.

Please come along either in person or join us on twitter @SWbookGroup using the hashtag #swbk

Jad @jt_leigh and Amanda @amltaylor66

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Manchester Art Gallery

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Manchester

M2 3JL

United Kingdom

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