EXPERIENCES OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

This article forms the third phase of a research study conducted to explore the exodus of social workers from South Africa to the United Kingdom (UK). Already reported in a previous article (Naidoo & Kasiram, 2003) are phases one and two of the study wherein the views of two sample groups were e...

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Published in: Social Work Vol. 42; no. 2
Main Authors: Naidoo, Samantha, Kasiram, Madhu
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Stellenbosch University 07-04-2014
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Summary: This article forms the third phase of a research study conducted to explore the exodus of social workers from South Africa to the United Kingdom (UK). Already reported in a previous article (Naidoo & Kasiram, 2003) are phases one and two of the study wherein the views of two sample groups were explored on relocation in South Africa. This third phase explored the needs, problems and benefits experienced by social workers working in the UK. Social workers abroad were asked about the following questions: · What made social work practice in South Africa problematic? · Was their South African education and training relevant? · What were the benefits of working in the UK? · What were the challenges to working in the UK? · What suggestions did they have for the survival of social work in South Africa?
ISSN: 0037-8054
2312-7198
DOI: 10.15270/42-2-306