Hall, Christopher, Peckover, Sue and White, Sue (2008) Social work in the information age. Community care, 19 May. pp. 26-27. ISSN 0307-5508

This paper looks how social work is managing in ‘the information age’. Characterised by flows of information through electronic media, the identity of, and work with, service users is divided into abstracted lists or measures, fed into databases, which then directs practice through performance indicators. Drawing on two current research projects, we describe how social workers in their everyday work are overwhelmed by such developments, but there are also opportunities to resist and embrace them.

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