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Mapped against UK regulatory bodies standards, this book responds to new complex issues raised by social media. Joanne Westwood draws on evidence and contemporary examples from practice to contextualise developments in social media and outline how this has shaped social work practice in recent years. She unpicks the potential pitfalls and opportunities social media presents for individual practice, organisations and service users. After using the case study questions, quizzes and reflective activities readers will be able to confidently apply their knowledge of the 4 key issues: privacy, confidentiality, regulation, and professional ethics and values.

Social media, social justice and social change
Social media, social justice and social change

Service users and carers are not and should not be treated as passive recipients of social work interventions, in the sense that people are all citizens. Social media provides opportunities for greater inclusion and involvement in contributing to policy-making processes as well as participating in the design of interventions and services. Access to and the capacity to use social media and digital technologies have changed the dynamics of relationships and given voice to previously silenced and marginalised groups and individuals as well as to people with limited communication skills or other sensory disabilities or difficulties. Ownership and usage of social media for networking, socialising, friendship, and organising meetings and events impacts ...

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