In 2013, SWAN wrote of Tory ConDem cabinet member and Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attack on social work. Many academics involved in SWAN and others issued a joint letter rejecting his claims in the immediate aftermath.
SWAN also released the pamphlet, 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong'.
This publication was put together as a sharp and swift response to his speech discussing child protection to the NSPCC on the 12th November 2013, in which Gove repeated some familiar right-wing themes in his ‘considerations’ on social work. In particular Gove attacked social work education and practitioners who hold a strong social justice analysis and motivation at the centre of their work. This SWAN publication answers him back comprehensively.
The cover price of the pamphlet is £3 - please download the order form below. Individual copies will shortly be available from bookmarksbookshop.co.uk
SWAN will also be holding regional launches for this pamphlet in the UK - keep checking this page for details.