‘Social work is the art of supporting human development and problem-solving through positive relationships. Yet so much of the time of social workers is spent writing reports.

This fascinating paper explores the importance and limitations of writing in social work. The authors reflect on the factors that lead to defensive report writing and which can often obstruct people from doing real social work. They offer practical suggestions on how the burden on social workers can be reduced, but also propose that the art of writing – writing well – is given more attention and more support.’ (Centre for Welfare Reform, 2019)

Download the report here: https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/social-work-writing-and-bureaucracy.html


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