Probation volume 16, issue 1, P15-17 1970 DOI: 10.1177/026455057001600104 View full text
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T.D. Bamford

Abstract: Probation Officer, Nottinghamshire SOCIAL WORK in Britain is in the throes of change. Ad ministratively. the Seebohm Report and the Children and Young Persons Act, 1969, have created widespread uncertainty about the future organisation of social casework services. Professionally, many casework techniques and principles are being challenged. Philosophically, the value of social work is itself increasingly subject to question both by Marxist theoreticians, who see it as a means of relieving the worst excesses…

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