The Need for Social Work Intervention: A Discussion Paper for the Scottish 21st Century Social Work Review

This report is part of the review of the role of the social worker commissioned by the Scottish Executive to inform the work of the 21st Century Social Work Review group. Their prime focus is the role of the social worker across different service systems and national contexts.


Don Brand, Trish Reith and Daphne Statham


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The report was commissioned by the 21 st Century Social Work Review Group to inform their work. Copies of this full report had already been released on the 21 st Century Social Work Review website (

The report was published on The Scottish Executive website in December 2005.

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