This is the first publication of a new series called “Reflections” which the Office of Social Services in the Department of Health is producing. The Reflections series aims to support social workers in their practice and is designed to provoke thought and stimulate a conversation with and within the social work community in Northern Ireland.
This practice framework seeks to bring poverty into the foreground of social work practice. It aims to help social workers recognise and respond to the impact of poverty on the people they support. The framework recognises that social work, as a profession committed to social justice, must address the injustice of poverty.