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ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE TEN YEARS ON 15 class was too constraining (Healy, 2005). They saw the radical movement as being male-dominated and as such felt that it was not sensitive to some of the realities of practice, particularly in social work where most clients and practitioners are women (Langan, 1992). They therefore extended and widened radical definitions of oppression to take account of the specificities of oppression, placing the experiences of women’s oppression alongside ‘race’, class, age, disability and sexuality (Langan, 1992; Dominelli, 2002c).

Sibeon’s framework provides an insight into some of the ways in which formal and informal theory and practice interrelate. Fook takes this further from a critical postmodern viewpoint, arguing that theory becomes both more and less than formal theories. She widens the debate by talking about ‘ways of knowing’ instead of ‘theories’, recognizing that knowledge is constructed from our practice situations and our experiences. Our understanding is informed by a multitude of factors including formal theories.

The power of the family’s social worker, who has used her SOME ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF ANTI-OPPRESSIVE THEORY 39 professional expertise creatively to enable them to function as a family and within the community, could be challenged by the bureaucratic Child Protection processes. The Family Group Conference provides an opportunity to democratize the relationship between the family and the social worker and between individuals within the family. , 2005). This is just a snapshot of the dynamic power relations in this situation.

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