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Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

Paperback, 09/09/2016, £29.99
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users.

Key Concepts and Theory in Social Work

Paperback, 14/06/2017, £29.99

Social and Community Development: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/11/2018, £25.99
Social and Community Development is an essential introduction to the subject for students, potential practitioners, and activists interested in community action and emancipatory social change.

Exploring and Locating Social Work: A Foundation for Practice

Paperback, 22/11/2018, £22.99
This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

Paperback, 25/03/2019, £21.99
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written - write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Law for Social Workers 15ed

Paperback, 13/06/2019, £29.99
Trusted for over 25 years, Law for Social Workers expertly guides students throughout their studies and into practice. The authors skilfully combine accessible legal explanation, real-life case studies, and valuable practice-focused advice.

Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree

Paperback, 17/04/2019, £14.99
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for critical thinking, reading and writing.

Guide to Statutory Social Work Interventions: The Lived Experience

Paperback, 20/05/2019, £25.99
In recent years there has been a significant shift within social work practice towards recognising the expertise of people with a lived experience.

Health and Well-being for Young People: Building Resilience and Empowerment

Paperback, 20/05/2016, £27.99
Highlighting key concepts and drawing on theoretical perspectives, this book provides an invaluable introduction to the topic of health and wellbeing for young people. Clear, concise and highly accessible, it identifies the current key issues and debates that relate to the health and wellbeing of young people, both in the UK and beyond.

The Sociology of Work

Paperback, 00/12/2015, £22.99
This leading, authoritative textbook has been carefully and substantially revised to provide the indispensable foundational resource for the sociology of work. The fourth edition has been transformed to combine unrivalled explanations of classic theories with the most cutting-edge research, data and debates.

Anti-Social: The secret diary of an anti-social behaviour officer

Hardback, 23/07/2020, £16.99
wickedly funny, wearily endearing and absolutely enraging' CAROLINE SANDERSON, Bookseller'A funny, thoughtful look into one of the toughest jobs I can imagine' SHAPPI KORSANDI

Assessment in Social Work 5ed

Paperback, 20/03/2020, £28.99
Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments.

Understanding Social Work: Preparing for Practice 5ed

Paperback, 30/03/2020, £28.99
Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this popular textbook reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy.

How to Thrive in Professional Practice: A Self-care Handbook

Paperback, 20/04/2020, £17.99
Through a range of self-care activities, this book will help you to look after yourself so that you are fit to face the demands of your profession.

Research and the Social Work Picture

Paperback, 10/09/2019, £26.99
Drawing on evidence from across Europe, Asia and the USA, this accessible book covers how social workers can engage with research and draw on it in practice.

Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £28.99
This book discusses the nature and significance of social problems, and considers the relationship between social problems and social justice. It provides an overview of some of the key problems currently facing society, and clearly and systematically demonstrates how these problems perpetuate social injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Sage Handbook of Social Work Research

Paperback, 31/12/2010, £30.00
A groundbreaking handbook which evaluates the role of social work research in the context of national and international societies

Practice Learning in Social Work

Paperback, 04/12/2015, £26.99
This book provides a user-friendly approach to practice learning by situating the experience of placement within a broader learning framework. Rather than treat placements as an isolated aspect of the degree, the book shows how the experience is relevant to all aspects of the social work experience. It is essential reading for all students.

Organisations and Management in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 12/11/2012, £27.99
This book tackles a core subject on the undergraduate social work curriculum: management and organisational practice. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on leadership and supervision, and increased focus on interprofessional collaboration across health and social care services.

Professional Decision Making and Risk in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 19/03/2013, £24.99
A comprehensive guide on how to make professional decisions with clients for social work practitioners and students on CPD courses.

Practice Educator's Handbook 2ed

Paperback, 19/03/2013, £21.99
A fully-updated guide to the new Practice Educator Framework

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review 4ed

Paperback, 17/04/2014, £21.99
Provides an excellent overview of the key elements of the assessment, support planning and review processes undertaken by social workers working with children, families and adults.

Social Work in Context: Theory and Concepts

Paperback, 01/10/2017, £26.99
This book uses key sociological concepts and theories to help student social workers better understand the nature of their work and the context within which they will be working.

Using the Law in Social Work 7ed

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £22.99
An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Values and Ethics in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £28.99
This book will enable students to better understand key concepts and ethical and philosophical positions which will inform their assessed work and competence as a professional.

Social Work and Mental Health 6ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £23.99
A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.

Social Work and Human Development 5ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £22.99
Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.

Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £27.99
This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure.

Observation in Health and Social Care: Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

Paperback, 21/07/2017, £24.99
One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.

Report Writing: Social Work Pocketbooks

Paperback, 01/05/2012, £10.99
Report writing is a key social work skill, and one in which many practitioners receive very little formal training and preparation. This book provides key information, hints and tips to help you to develop your report writing style and to consider best practice in your written communication.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

Paperback, 08/06/2017, £19.00
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice

Social Work Practice

Paperback, 06/07/2007, £15.00
This book helps students to gain a knowledge of assessment, planning, intervention and review, to reflect upon that knowledge and to apply it in practice.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work 2ed

7, 09/07/2008, £16.00
Enables students to learn sound communication skills and confidently deal with children and / or adults in a social work setting.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £20.99
Enables students to learn sound communication skills and confidently deal with children and/or adults in a social work setting.

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £20.99
A bestselling introduction to social work practice.

Networking and Community Partnership 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/1999, £30.00
This revised edition attempts to develop a theory of networking for social workers and others. It applies key networking principles to community and child care and takes into account the developments that have taken place since the first edition was published.

Deinstitutionalization and Community Living: Intellectual Disability S

Paperback, 15/04/1996, £76.50
The number of people in institutions for the intellectually disabled in Britain, Scandinavia and the USA has fallen markedly over the last 25 years. Deinstitutionalization and Community Living reviews the changes that have taken place, identifies the lessons that have been learned and highlights the issues that remain to be addressed.

Taking the Knocks

7, 01/01/1995, £25.00
This study arises from a research programme dealing with the social problems created by youth unemployment in Western industrialized societies. Unemployed young people are interviewed in depth, and their accounts show the various methods used to cope with the problems.

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour

Paperback, 01/01/2009, £24.99
By drawing from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives, the book aims to provide social work students with a theoretically informed basis to observe, understand, and interpret people's behaviours in ways that will contribute to excellent practice.

Social work dissertation

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £22.99
The book offers advice on how to get the most from supervision and explains the importance of ethics and political context within the research process. Use of social theory within research is explored, with suggestions of ways in which different theories can influence and help to contextualise social research.

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £24.99
A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.

Applied Sociology for Social Work

Paperback, 15/12/2017, £26.99
This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress.

Social Work: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/01/2018, £33.99
?Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, this book covers all the main topics in the first year of both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree in social work. To provide a holistic view of the field, it used an integrated approach combining theory, policy and practice.

Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People

Paperback, 22/11/2017, £21.99
Split into three parts, this book considers what is meant by disadvantage and marginalisation, how this can come about and the impact this may have on lives, before unpicking the key knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively with individuals and groups.
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