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By Committee to Protect Journalists

On a daily basis, newshounds all over the world face very good risks—from imprisonment and assassination to easily simply "disappearing"—all for the moral perform in their career. stuck among wars and uprisings and corrupt police and drug cartels, in addition to more and more oppressive censorship legislation, they locate themselves in probably the most risky occasions that you can imagine. the reason is, the Committee to guard reporters (CPJ) keeps to create the once a year version of assaults at the Press.

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There is something that smacks of ‘Well, dump it all on the Care Managers, the ASW. ’ And there is something that backs away from me of doing that because I can’t do it, no one can do it. I can try within the confines of practice and the law to look at issues of risk with clients and do something... (Interview 14, female with 3 years’ ASW experience) Even though a number of new risk objects have been emplaced under community care policies, there have indeed been struggles over this process. As the social worker quoted above makes clear, the role assigned to them of managing ‘every risk of every client in the community’ is not one they have all readily accepted.

Parton Risk and vulnerability in mental health 35 (1996) has identified one such form of detachment in the virtual abandonment of ‘relationship’ in social work in favour of care packages, where monitoring is the core activity. Whilst theorists such as Castel (1991) and Parton (1996) suggest that social work may have already lost the struggle to retain a focus on the subjectivity of service users rather than objective risk factors, Philp’s (1979) historical perspective on social work predicts considerable areas of continuity rather than change in the way social work might be expected to operate under community care.

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