Welcome to the Community area of the Social Work website.
Social Work has always been a diverse profession, operating across numerous agencies and involving the work of practitioners in statutory, voluntary and private sectors and in health, education and social welfare settings. As a result of this diversity, and of the nature of the work itself, community is something that has always been important to those involved in the field.
To reflect this, and to recognise the important links between practice and academia, we've set up a community area in our website. In contrast to the rest of the site whose focus in on the teaching and research activities we carry out in the University, our community area turns its attention outward to the world of practice.
This area should be considered very much a work in progress. As with the rest of the site, but especially so here, we'll be looking to update regularly; hopefully repeat visits will provide you with something new.
You'll find a number of sections here including:
Organisational Partners lists those we work most closely with, providing addresses, web links and an outline of the work we do together.
Links contains a list of sites that we find useful in our day-to-day work. Rather than just provide a set of links, there is also some accompanying text written by those who have provided the links. Hopefully this will help you to locate the information that others have found useful.
We hope that this community area will grow into an online destination for all involved in the field of social work and that, with your help, we can make it a useful and relevant resource.
If you have any suggestions for ways that we could make this area more useful for you, please get in touch.
This page was published on 23 February 2010