Community: A radical current?

Adults Children and Families
Community: A radical Current? Reflections on the 1968 Act cover

The idea of universal, community-based service was key to the vision of social work that informed the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act. In the intervening 50 years did such a vision come to represent a radical, critical current within social work theory and practice in Scotland or did it remain largely aspirational? This paper draws on the survey, interview and focus group data collected from current and past practitioners to consider this question.