Agency function and social work principles

Howe, David (1979) Agency function and social work principles. British Journal of Social Work, 9 (1). pp. 29-47. ISSN 0045-3102

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The concept of agency function is examined in relation to the nature of the social work task. It is often the case that agency function is seen more as a problem for social work and not as one of its characteristics. It is argued in this paper that the agency itself is not responsible for the apparently delicate state of present day social work, but that on the contrary, the failure to appreciate social work's relationship to society and social processes in part accounts for its uncertain condition.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 01:15
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:30
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a057057

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