Innovations in Social Practice and Education

Social work in a society under pressure. Keeping professional principles and standards upright.



This article is based on the content and outcome of the 5th Annual International Conference on Social Work & Social Work Education in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on February 5, 2016. It shows how Social Work is embedded in society, and describes the pressure of contemporary (inter)national problems on society, and the way in which authorities respond to it. The article continues with a discussion of the answers given by the 200 conference participants on the question how social workers and social work educators could cope with this pressure without denying their international professional principles and standards.
  • Year: 2016
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 79-86
  • DOI: 10.18352/jsi.487
  • Published on 15 Jun 2016
  • Peer Reviewed