Adoption and loss: implications for contemporary social work in the UK

This source preferred by Jonathan Parker

Authors: Parker, J.

Journal: Practice: Social Work in Action

Volume: 14

Pages: 15-30

ISSN: 0950-3153

DOI: 10.1080/09503150208411531

Social workers encounter with people who are in need, hurt, vulnerable, disenfranchised or in some other ways on the margins of society. One common thread tying together social work in these areas is loss. Social work in adoption is concerned with 'permanence' planning, meeting children's needs and ensuring policies and practice operate smoothly and efficiently. However, working with loss at the point of adoption and beyond is central to effective, ethical practice.

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