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Social workers’ perceptions on structural challenges for minorities’ social care (2024)


Turtiainen, K., & Anis, M. (2024). Social workers’ perceptions on structural challenges for minorities’ social care. In K. Clarke, L. Lee-Oliver, & S. Ranta-Tyrkkö (Eds.), Decolonising Social Work in Finland : Racialisation and Practices of Care (pp. 105-124). Policy Press. https://doi.org/10.51952/9781447371458.ch005


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All authors or editorsTurtiainen, Kati; Anis, Merja

Parent publicationDecolonising Social Work in Finland : Racialisation and Practices of Care

Parent publication editorsClarke, Kris; Lee-Oliver, Leece; Ranta-Tyrkkö, Satu

ISBN978-1-4473-7142-7

eISBN978-1-4473-7145-8

Publication year2024

Publication date28/03/2024

Pages range105-124

Number of pages in the book283

PublisherPolicy Press

Place of PublicationBristol

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.51952/9781447371458.ch005

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Abstract

The chapter focuses on the responsibility of social care services and the social work profession to develop structural and institutional conditions for service provision. The data consist of social workers’ group discussions and written texts. The research asks how social work experts understand the structural factors of social welfare organisations that limit the opportunities of migrants and lingual minorities to receive just and appropriate services; and what kinds of social relations are needed to improve just outcomes for the clients. The theoretical background is grounded in Iris Marion Young’s theory of social connections and responsibility. The results show that the understanding of culture is simplified and injustices are not actively identified or denied. It suggests enhancing a reciprocal relationship with clients, advocacy with stakeholders, management and within the nation-state to overturn unjust legislation.


Keywordssocial workguidance for immigrantssocial serviceslegislationsocial justicestructural discriminationsocial workersconceptions


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Reporting Year2024

Preliminary JUFO rating1


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