Students with Criminal Convictions: Policies and Practices in Social Work Education

Madoc-Jones, Iolo, Bates, J, Facer, B and Roscoe, K (2006) Students with Criminal Convictions: Policies and Practices in Social Work Education.

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In light of the Bichard Inquiry, this paper considers the vetting practices that apply in relation to those students with criminal convictions who apply to undertake social work education in England or Wales. The paper is organized primarily around the lessons that can be learnt from two case studies, and descriptions of how a range of social work programmes in England and Wales assess individuals with criminal convictions. It explores some of the reasons why the assessment of individuals with previous criminal convictions is important, some of the issues that might arise in relation to how it is currently carried out and what might constitute best practice in this area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The author 2006. This is an electronic metadata version of an article that was originally published in the British Journal of Social Work, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. The full article can be found at
Keywords: convictions, assessment, social work students with criminal convictions, policies and practices in social work education
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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