The Concept of Social Work and the Concept of Handicap

  • David Anderson
Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)


This is a book about practice, not a treatise about philosophy; but it cannot start without some discussion about attitudes and assumptions. The title brings together two terms — ‘social work’ and ‘mental handicap’ — which are wide and woolly, not only in common parlance but in the language of experts. It will not be good enough to plunge in without showing what I mean by them.


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© British Association of Social Workers 1982

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  • David Anderson

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