ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

The rise of social care ‘e-services’ | Social care network | Guardian Professional

by Clare Horton,

Digital communication is playing an increasing role in the lives of social workers but, along with opportunities to share best practice and reach service users, professionals need to be aware of the pitfalls

Social work is moving online, as new technology offers innovative ways of delivering training and services. But the transition involves challenges and potential risks.

Digital communication and social media provide new ways of connecting professionals with each other, and with their clients, while recent years have seen the introduction of “e-services”, where support and information is available online.

Read more about the topic at The rise of social care ‘e-services’ | Social care network | Guardian Professional.


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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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