chapter  23
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Reflections on writing in social work education and practice

ByLUCY RAI

Writing is a central, although often overlooked, part of social work education and practice. Within education, students’ learning and competence is assessed through writing, while in practice much of social work practice is conducted through and recorded in writing. By identifying the importance of writing in social work, this chapter offers some reflections on the ways in which a more conscious awareness of the relationship between the author, their reader, the context in which writing takes place and the final text produced can improve ‘practice’ in its widest sense.