The Formation of Social Work module (SW11009)

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Through this module, you will be exploring the social and historical context in which social work developed in the UK. It is important that you have an understanding of this context if you are to really make sense of the functions that social work performs in society.

By the end, you will have come to question some things about social work and society that you have always taken for granted. You will have will be looked at a wide range of topics, such as the development of the idea of childhood, the family, madness and institutions, poverty and others.