H. Francova and A. Novotny
Ethics and Social Welfare, vol.4, 2010, p. 24-43
This article examines the role of social workers in promoting the social inclusion of families caring for a disabled child in the Czech Republic. It explores the obstacles to the social inclusion of these families. Particular emphasis is placed on assessing the limitations of legislation and on exploring how the need to adhere to formal bureaucratic procedures that ensure that the services provided will be as cheap as possible limits the effectiveness of social workers in responding to clients' individual needs. Social workers need to be trained to adopt a situational approach that would involve reflecting on and seeking to meet the client's unique individual needs.
T. Stainton, L. Chenoweth and C. Bigby (guest editors)
Australian Social Work, vol.63, 2010, p. 1-140
The papers in this special issue provide a range of examples of the challenges for social work and social policy in supporting people with disabilities and their families. Topics covered include: