International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Revisiting Child Welfare Policy and the Field of Social Work



The essence of the field of social work began with issues regarding poverty, abuse, maltreatment, education, neglect, exploitation, health, and safety. For over 300 years, these issues have been at the forefront of Child Welfare policy, which deems to help children and their families remediate adverse life events. This paper will review the history of child welfare policy and its connections to the social work profession. As a dialogic, insights will be shared on how this relationship affects current social work practice.