VBook NI is an on-line resource where high quality submissions, written by Voluntary Sector Social Workers will be published.  We want to reflect the responsive and creative practice offered by teams and practitioners in a variety of settings across Northern Ireland.

Within the Social Work community, it is important that we celebrate the contribution made by Social Work in the Voluntary Sector.


Call For Abstracts

We are calling on qualified Social Workers working in the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to write an abstract of 500 words (which reflects specialist practice in the Voluntary Sector) setting out your proposed contribution.  The abstract should include the name and organisation of authors, the focus of your work, reference to some of the relevant literature, the impact of the service/practice being considered, and the implications for wider Social Work practice, policy and services.


Abstracts will be reviewed by an Editorial Board and decisions made about which contributions will be invited to progress to the next stage of a full paper. All papers will be reviewed by two members of the Editorial Board, before a final decision is made about inclusion in the VBook.


Submissions should encompass an aspect of the 'Social Work and Social Wellbeing' themes outlined in the current Social Work Strategy publication, "The Purpose of Social Work.  Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing"

  • Final submissions will be considered for PiP requirements when accepted for publication.

  • Authors will be supported to write submissions by experienced academic authors.

  • Each submission will be peer reviewed in preparation for publication.


If you would like to contribute, please get in touch using the contact page.

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