Listen through the following link to Swan's Terry Murphy (Teeside University) challenging Frontline's Josh McAllister on BBC Tees.

 The social work education programme that claims to 'fast track' the "brightest and best" social work leaders of tomorrow through Children and Families qualifications has long been condemned by Swan as a crude attempt to privatise social work education and at best water down, at worst eradicate, the ethical and political dimensions of the social work profession. 

There is only a month left to listen to the exchange, found 35 minutes into the show!

BBC Tees - Frontline debate (after 35mins)


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