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The experiences and perspectives of agency social workers in England: Findings from interviews with those working in adult services

Cornes, Michelle, Manthorpe, Jill, Moriarty, Joanna, Hussein, Shereen (2013) The experiences and perspectives of agency social workers in England: Findings from interviews with those working in adult services. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 16 (1). pp. 67-83. ISSN 0953-5225. (doi:10.1921/703160106) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68353)

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Abstract

One of the solutions to the shortages of social workers in England has been to employ

workers as their contract of employment is with a employment agency rather than the social work

context of government efforts to reduce the expenditure of public sector employers on agency staff.

three diverse local authority settings; spanning those social workers whose careers in social work

and specialist were considering possible retirement or career moves. The aim of the interviews was to

the interviews are presented, with illustrations of ‘push and pull’ factors around agency working. The

the power of social work employers to foster more generally, such as ways to minimise ‘office politics’

and to provide greater variety of work.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1921/703160106
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1921/703160106 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Work & Social Sciences Review [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: social worker, Social Care, temporary workers
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68353 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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