Author: David Howe
In 1992, this paper published by David Howe discussed the bureaucratisation of social work. The way people’s problems are framed often determines the kind of care necessitated for it. This is how social work became increasingly bureaucratised, especially when concerning child abuse. Child abuse was a prevalent problem around the 1970s and there was a failure in the current practice of social work. Thus, the government implemented solutions that made the whole practice of social work legal and bureaucratic. While this was not the intention, the management of the solution favoured a bureaucratic administration.