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‘London calling’: the experiences of international social work recruits working in London

‘London calling’: the experiences of international social work recruits working in London

Hanna, Sue ORCID: 0000-0002-0198-3358 and Lyons, Karen (2016) ‘London calling’: the experiences of international social work recruits working in London. British Journal of Social Work, 47 (3). pp. 719-736. ISSN 0045-3102 (Print), 1468-263X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw027)

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Abstract

This recruitment of international social workers (ISWs) in England has been primarily aimed at ‘plugging the gaps’ in the child protection services. This paper reports on one aspect of a qualitative research project investigating the post-arrival integration, professional practice and development of ‘international social workers’, namely those trained and qualified outside of the UK working in London and the Home Counties. Findings demonstrate that, as well as being a challenging professional and work experience, this form of labour mobility is a profound life event for most ISWs and, as with human migration in other fields and countries, entails a complex social, emotional and cultural transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: international social worker, labour mobility, child protection, England
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Centre for Applied Social Research
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 13:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26743

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