Conclusions: Some Professional and Organisational Aspects of Social Work with Disabled People

  • Michael Oliver
Part of the Practical Social Work Series book series (PSWS)


This final chapter will attempt to bring together some of the issues thrown up by attempting to apply the social model of disability to social work as an organised professional activity. It will begin by considering some of the professional aspects of the matter by asking questions about the nature of the professional task: Who should do it? What kinds of qualifications and training are needed? Consideration will then be given to the organisational context in which social work with disabled people actually takes place and the constraints this may impose upon professional activity. Finally, implications for the future will be considered.


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© British Association of Social Workers 1983

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  • Michael Oliver

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