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Janine Bolger

Assoc Head of School/Head of Social Work


An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. (2020)
Thesis
PRITCHARD, G.B. 2020. An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Performance management of social work and social care services, complemented by effective regulation, is viewed as key to improving delivery and providing public assurance about care quality, and the value of listening to stakeholders as contributors... Read More about An exploratory study of the views of stakeholders about the role of regulation in social care service provision in Scotland..

Fifty years of social work education: analysis of motivations and outcomes. (2020)
Journal Article
BUTLER-WARKE, A. and BOLGER, J. 2021. Fifty years of social work education: analysis of motivations and outcomes. Journal of social work [online], 21(5), pages 1019-1040. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017320911603

Summary: This article uses the 50th anniversary of social work education provision at one of north-east Scotland’s universities as an opportunity to reflect on social work education outcomes and motivations for undertaking training. This empirical as... Read More about Fifty years of social work education: analysis of motivations and outcomes..

Social work and human rights: a practice guide. (2019)
Report
HARMS-SMITH, L., MARTINEZ-HERRERO, M.I.,ARNELL, P., BOLGER, J., BUTLER-WARKE, A., COOK, W., DOWNIE, M., FARMER, N., NICHOLLS, J. and MACDERMOTT, D. 2019. Social work and human rights: a practical guide. Birmingham: BASW [online]. Available from https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2019/dec/social-work-and-human-rights-guides-launched

The legislation and policy under which social workers practice is governed by human rights legislation. The Human Rights Act 1998 identified a number of protections including the right to liberty (Article 5) and the right to family life (Article 8).... Read More about Social work and human rights: a practice guide..

Social work and human rights: the international context. (2019)
Report
HARMS-SMITH, L., MARTINEZ-HERRERO, M.I., ARNELL, P., BOLGER, J., BUTLER-WARKE, A., DOWNIE, M., NICHOLLS, J. and MACDERMOTT, D. 2019. Social work and human rights: the international context. Birmingham: BASW [online]. Available from https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2019/dec/social-work-and-human-rights-guides-launched

This publication is a companion to ‘Social Work and Human Rights: A Practice Guide’. Both publications can be read separately or together. To maintain continuity between the two the numbering of ‘Social Work and Human Rights: The International Contex... Read More about Social work and human rights: the international context..

The changing face of social work: social worker perceptions of a neoliberalising profession. (2019)
Journal Article
BUTLER-WARKE, A., YUILL, C. and BOLGER, J. 2020. The changing face of social work: social worker perceptions of a neoliberalising profession. Critical and radical social work [online], 8(1), pages 59-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986019X15633629305936

This article engages with literature on the neoliberalisation of social work but advances the debate by building an argument based on interviews with social work graduates that reveal the perceived changes to the profession over the last 50 years. Ba... Read More about The changing face of social work: social worker perceptions of a neoliberalising profession..

The pedagogy and principles of teaching therapeutic practice with children and young people. (2019)
Journal Article
BOLGER, J. 2019. The pedagogy and principles of teaching therapeutic practice with children and young people. Journal of teaching in social work [online], 39(2), pages 181-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08841233.2019.1581122

Technical approaches suggesting that systematically produced, generalized, and scientific knowledge are the most solid foundations for practice present significant challenges for the social work profession, in which the decisions faced often are not... Read More about The pedagogy and principles of teaching therapeutic practice with children and young people..

Inter-professional education/learning across social work education provision in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
BOLGER, J. 2020. Inter-professional education/learning across social work education provision in Scotland. Journal of further and higher education [online], 44(5), pages 705-715. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2019.1576861

This research study was undertaken to map out inter-professional education (also known as inter-professional learning) provision across higher education institutions (HEIs) delivering qualifying social work programmes in Scotland, identify the streng... Read More about Inter-professional education/learning across social work education provision in Scotland..

Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? (2018)
Thesis
GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic relationship already exists whi... Read More about Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups?.

Looked after children. (2018)
Book Chapter
BOLGER, J. 2018. Looked after children. In Smith, M. and Cree, V. E. (eds.) Social work in a changing Scotland. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 121-130. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/Social-Work-in-a-Changing-Scotland/Cree-Smith/p/book/9781138295032

This chapter will begin by considering what it means to be a ‘looked after’ child or young person. Legislative and policy developments will be outlined from the wide ranging impact of the Kilbrandon Report (1964) to the Children and Young People (Sc... Read More about Looked after children..

A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home. (2016)
Journal Article
BOLGER, J. 2016. A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home. Ethics and social welfare [online], 10(3), pages 285-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2016.1194585

This is a book review of: "A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home", by R. Edmond, L. Steckley and A. Roesch-Marsh and published in 2016. This is a greatly-anticipated textbook, which examines the issues that... Read More about A guide to therapeutic child care: what you need to know to create a healing home..