Complexities of discretion in social services in the third sector. / Ed, Carson; Donna, Chung; Evans, Tony.

In: European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 18, No. 2, 26.02.2014, p. 167-184.

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Complexities of discretion in social services in the third sector. / Ed, Carson; Donna, Chung; Evans, Tony.

In: European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 18, No. 2, 26.02.2014, p. 167-184.

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Ed, C, Donna, C & Evans, T 2014, 'Complexities of discretion in social services in the third sector', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 167-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2014.888049

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Ed, Carson ; Donna, Chung ; Evans, Tony. / Complexities of discretion in social services in the third sector. In: European Journal of Social Work. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 167-184.

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