Legal protection of title - how far should this extend?
Melville-Wiseman, J. 2021. Legal protection of title - how far should this extend?
Securing a strong professional identity has been an uphill battle for social work since it became subject to sometimes inaccurate and misleading media headlines, underfunded resources, the closure of The College of Social Work and questions about the quality of both education and practice. However, one step towards strengthening the profession has been the re-establishment of a discrete regulator for social work in England (Social Work England). One of their roles is to ensure that no-one uses the legally protected title of social worker unless they are registered.
This paper will therefore give opportunities to examine: · Are academics who are not registered but using the title of Senior/Principal/ Lecturer/Reader or Professor in/of Social Work potentially breaching the law, undermining our professional identity or bringing much needed multi-disciplinarity to the profession?
|Keywords||Social work; Professional regulation; Legal protection of title|
|Conference||JSWEC 2021 Cardiff University – on-line conference 8th – 9th July 2021|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/conferences/jswec-conference-2021/jswec-programme|
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|Deposited||11 Oct 2021|
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