Poverty and shame – messages for social work

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This paper discusses the work of a project bringing together family members living in poverty with experience of child protection services, academics and practitioners to develop a training programme for social workers on work with families living in poverty. In this paper the theme of the first workshop, ‘poverty and shame’ is explored. The content of the discussions are analysed and implications for the development of critical social work practice considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalCritical and Radical Social Work
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Poverty
  • Shame
  • Children protection
  • Service users

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