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Disability-inclusive social work practice

ByHelen Meekosha, Karen Soldatic

As the opening quote of this chapter suggests, the relationship between disabled people and social workers has had a long and diffi cult history. While new paradigms of social work have emerged over recent years, the realm of disability-inclusive practice within the profession remains the ‘road less travelled’ (Morgan and Roulstone, 2012). This is a curious feature of social work practice, particularly given that other areas of diversity and inclusion have been at the forefront of social work innovation (see Briskman et al ., 2009).