Thursday, 22 October 2020

How I became a social worker

Back in the days when the Masked AMHP had long hair and a beard, and wore flared jeans...

I doubt that anyone has ever asked a child or even a teenager what they’d like to be when they grew up and the answer has been: “social worker”. A fireman. An engine driver. An astronaut. Maybe even a nurse. But never a social worker.

 Well, I’ve now been a social worker for over 44 years. This is how it happened.

 May be of interest to anyone curious about social work in the olden days (ie 1970's).

 (An edited version of this appeared in the Guardian on 30.09.2011.)

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