Social Work, Immigration and Asylum: Debates, Dilemmas and by Debra Hayes, Beth Humphries, Chris Brown

By Debra Hayes, Beth Humphries, Chris Brown

The useful and moral demanding situations dealing with human carrier pros operating with refugees, asylum seekers and folks topic to immigration controls are mentioned during this much-needed publication. The members discover the tensions that exist among conventional anti-oppressive values and the position pros more and more play as 'gate keepers' to services.

Drawing from the adventure of practitioners operating in baby safeguard and kinfolk aid, incapacity, the felony justice process, asylum groups and immigration tribunals, Social paintings, Immigration and Asylum will arrange execs operating in those and comparable fields to house the advanced occasions of individuals topic to immigration keep an eye on and to boost interventions applicable to their differing needs.

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This was emphasized repeatedly as a fundamental difficulty. Indeed the perception of the importance of psychological training led to reluctance within teams to refer people elsewhere for counselling, because many of the prospective counsellors did not have appropriate training. Community mental health workers conveyed both a sense of helplessness regarding what they could offer, and a sense of resistance to accepting responsibility for refugees and asylum-seekers or seeking help for them elsewhere.

Disciplining social work As implied above, social work has always been deeply ambivalent about the poor, which has led to a weakening of that aspect of its response that is angry about the structures which maintain poverty and stigmatization. At the same time, there have been times when social workers have attempted to shrug off, or at least resist, the function of control placed upon them. These resistances were by no means mass rebellions. Most social workers, although aware of the depth of poverty and human suffering and of the limitations of their role to change this, have been content to continue with individualistic models of practice and ignore any attempt to change social structures.

In N. Parton (ed) Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work. 172–189. Chapter 3 Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Welfare and Social Work Beth Humphries Introduction During November 2002, Liz Timms, the Chair of the British Association of Social Workers, sent an open letter to the British Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland and ministers for Northern Ireland and Wales. The letter celebrated European Social Work Action Day, and was designed to celebrate the achievements of social work with children in the UK.

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