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Change and Continuity: A Quantitative Investigation of Trends and Characteristics of International Social Workers in England

Hussein, Shereen, Stevens, Martin, Manthorpe, Jill, Moriarty, Jo (2011) Change and Continuity: A Quantitative Investigation of Trends and Characteristics of International Social Workers in England. British Journal of Social Work, 41 (6). pp. 1140-1157. ISSN 0045-3102. (doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcr008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The UK has long experienced a shortage of social workers and has recruited internationally to meet demand. There have been few specific data quantifying the scale of social work mobility to the UK through which such experiences can be set in context. The analysis reported in this article uses data from October 2008, relating to registered social workers working in England. As part of a wider study of migrant social care workers in England, the article reports analysis of data records of over 7,000 non-UK social workers registered to work in England and compares their characteristics to UK-qualified social workers. These analyses are supplemented by analysis of more recent application and registration data from the General Social Care Council pertaining to social workers qualified within and outside the European Union during 2008 and 2009. The findings highlight several important observations in terms of non-UK-qualified social workers' profile as well as some possible trends in migration and variations in rates of qualification verification. Over half of all international social workers in England were trained in four countries: Australia, South Africa, India and the USA. Findings are contextualised with qualitative data obtained from the wider study and policy debates.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr008
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1093/bjsw/bcr008 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - British Journal of Social Work [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Immigration, International social work, Recruitment, EXPLORATION, UK, Quantitative methods, RECRUITMENT
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 20:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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