Uva Falla Ramírez
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia

Sandra Gómez Contreras
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia

Ramiro Rodríguez B.
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia


Intervention in social work is characterised by the different contexts of work built by social workers, where critical reflection enriches professional formation and projection towards disciplinary transit or consolidation. This paper intends to bring to the table some thinking elements related to social intervention, its theoretical foundations, and epistemological, ethical and political aspects of intervention in social work contexts. In professional practice, it is an ethical commitment to know social reality and to reflect upon it critically, so as not to be passive actors, executors of social policy. In this sense, the political in the profession is found in how to articulate the “dynamics of subjects, social practices and projects, whose specific content is the struggle for giving reality a direction in the framework of feasible choices” (Sandoval, 2005: 100).

Keywords: Social work intervention in the social, ethical and political.