Centre for Social Work Practice


Stimulating the debate on attachment theory

We are delighted that the authors of this recent article in the British Journal of Social Work have agreed we may share their important paper. They carefully deal with the knotty issue of how we use attachment theory in social work and child-care practice, and introduce the theory of recognition as having great potential in helping practitioners to create and develop meaningful relationships. Many thanks to Mark, Claire and Daniela for their extremely useful perspectives and contribution to social work policy, theory and practice.


Olive Stevenson Essay Award for Registered or Student Social Workers

In order to honour and recognise Olive’s significant contribution as a founder, Chair and subsequently a patron of the Centre for Social Work Practice, the Centre will be awarding an essay prize of £300 in Olive’s memory. The essay should be based on a piece of practice which embodies and reflects the objects of the Centre, that is, the promotion of relationship based social work as central to social work practice today.


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