Advocacy

Andrea Pepe, Dan Redfearn

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Abstract

Social workers often work with people who are disempowered and disenfranchised. A core aspect of their role should therefore be to understand people's needs, and work with - an on- their behalf to help them achieve the best possible outcomes. Advocacy is a crucial part of this process; it is about taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need (Action for Advocacy 2012). This chapter introduces the different types of advocacy, and explore some of the tensions for social work practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Concepts in Social Work Practice
EditorsAidan Worsley, Tim Mann, Angela Olsen, Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Sage UK: London, England
Chapter3
Pages11-14
Number of pages4
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781446207307, 9781446207291
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameKey Concepts
PublisherSage

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    Pepe, A., & Redfearn, D. (2012). Advocacy. In A. Worsley, T. Mann, A. Olsen, & E. Mason-Whitehead (Eds.), Key Concepts in Social Work Practice (1 ed., pp. 11-14). (Key Concepts). SAGE Publications Sage UK: London, England.