Case Studies / Activities


Choose two or three of the main political parties operating in the UK. Undertake some research to identify what the core values and beliefs of your chosen parties are. Secondly, research some of the policies that your chosen political parties have either implemented or proposed (depending on whether the party is in power).

Do the policies/ policy proposals reflect the stated core values and beliefs of the parties?

How do the values and beliefs underpinning the policies/ proposed policies sit alongside the core values of social work?

Do you think there are certain political stances that might be more reflective of social work practice?

Discuss your findings with other students/ colleagues and identify any areas of learning from undertaking this exercise.