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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The question of the role of social work in policy making and planning of social welfare can be one of the major debates about the future of social welfare system in our country. To answer any question in this regard, we have to deal with issues, such as the definition and goals of social work, social problems and their scope , different models of social welfare, and relevance of social work to social policy. This article aims at providing a comprehensive discussion to illustrate the appropriate position of social workers in policy making and formulating social welfare plans. Different parts of this discussion is mapped out as follows: 1- Definition, goals and different levels of social work activities; 2- Social problems and their scope; 3- Social policy and its domain; 4- Different models of social welfare; 5- A glance at social workers position in policy making and social planning, before and after the Islamic Revolution; 6- Concluding discussion.