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PODCAST: Ray Jones on the Achievements and Challenges of Social Work in the UK

About the Podcast

In this episode, Palgrave author Ray Jones joins us to discuss and celebrate the achievements of social work in the UK over the last 50 years, informed by his own professional and personal experiences. He also highlights the challenges those working in the social services face in light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and government austerity measures.

Ray Jones is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University and St. George’s, University of London, and a registered social worker. He has been a director of social services, chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and Deputy Chair and Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. In 2018 he received the Social Worker of the Year award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Work.’