Following the Care Act 2014, this essential guide to adult safeguarding sets out the most current principles behind working in this area, presents core skills and knowledge to support best practice and shows how to overcome areas that present challenges to practitioners.
Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care.
A collection of social work case studies from frontline social workers, emphasising the importance of the job and providing everyday solutions to real problems faced. Includes reflective learning points and supporting case law. Essential reading for all frontline adult social work and mental health practitioners.
Managing Care in Context looks at the different contexts in which care takes place and considers the impact of policy, practice and organisational contexts on managers. It explores the complexity and diversity of the management task and the role
For anyone who works, or plans to, with adults in any setting who are in need of care of support and who are unable to protect themselves from harm, exploitation or loss of independence, this book shows the need to offer them respect as citizens alongside protection from discrimination and abuse. It is part of the "Theory into Practice" series.
With a clear theoretical underpinning, this revised edition introduces the key aspects of working with older people. Fully updated to incorporate the policy shift towards personalisation and recent legislative developments, this is a essential guide to practice for both the student and professional alike.
An introductory textbook in family studies. The contributors demonstrate how "the family" is constituted in the public and private spheres, and outline the tensions that exist between the dominant assumptions of state and society and the lived realities and everyday experiences of family life.
This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice.
This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse.
The social work profession has always been about care and control; but practitioners are generally more comfortable with the care element of their role. Ten contributors explore the complex nature of power and its use both in social work in general and the child care field in particular.
What does it mean to be human? This critical text from a well-respected author captures and interrogates the many models which have been developed to explore and explain human behaviour. Informed by sociological, psychological and biological perspectives, the book plots the key stages of the life course from childhood through to older age.
Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention with older people, this uniquely positive, practical book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service-users' wishes for wellbeing and a fulfilling older age.
Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults provides an up to date and topical overview of developments in policy, guidance, legislation and practice in the area of adult protection. The book aims to broaden thinking about adult abuse, assesses alternative models of practice such as criminal justice and welfare, and covers groups who may be overlooked.
This book explores diversity and complexity in fathering through psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology and analyses contemporary developments in social policies and welfare practices. Using a feminist perspective, it highlights the opportunities and dangers in contemporary developments for those wishing to advance gender equity.
The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies.
The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals.
Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence.
Acknowledges the overlap between different states of adult vulnerability within a range of health, social care and community contexts. This book looks beyond social work practice and legislative focus to examine the categories of at risk and vulnerable adults.
Skills in advocacy are essential for every social work student and practitioner. This book provides an introduction to advocacy, examining the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake advocacy roles and work constructively with the growing number of independent advocates.
Suitable for students on placement in adult services or voluntary organizations and social work practitioners working with older people, this title offers an approach to working with older people and provides an introduction to the legislation, policy, theory and research needed by social workers.
Describes day-to-day difficulties and challenges associated with assessing adults. This book focuses on the 'person to person' relationship in assessment and considers important areas such as: being well prepared; asking difficult questions; dealing with assessment problems; and, the importance of you in communication and relationship building.
Draws on interviews carried out over a period of eight years, as well as novels, films, and domestic violence literature, to explain the role of storytelling in the history of the battered women's movement. This book shows how cultural contexts shape how stories about domestic abuse get told.
Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of adult social workers.