Positive images of social work

Stories in the mainstream media give a skewed picture of social work because they focus on children’s services and relate mainly to crises and serious cases.

Community Care’s Stand Up Now for Social Work campaign is seeking to redress the balance by giving a voice to social workers from accross the profession to talk about their daily lives and the difference they make to service users.

In the coming months we’ll be publishing stories about ordinary social workers, their day-to-day jobs and their achivements. We will also be promoting some stories to the mainstream press to balance some of the more negative reporting and give the public some perspective.

Stories we have run so far

E-mail your positive social work stories to ruth.smith@rbi.co.uk and discuss your achievements in Carespace, our discussion forum.


More information

The Stand Up Now for Social Work campaign

Why media coverage and positive images are vital to the future of the profession

Ten reasons why social workers should speak to the press

Journalists vs social workers – overcoming misunderstandings on both side

Directors back social workers to speak to the media

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