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AASW supports social work education for child protection work

10th Aug 2015

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) welcomes discussion about how best to educate and prepare graduate social workers for work in South Australia’s child protection agency, Families SA.

Child protection work is demanding and complex. It requires knowledge and a multitude of skills to work with often involuntary clients. Social workers are the profession of choice to work in this area because they have an holistic perspective of a person’s circumstances within the broader social system.


AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers