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Principles of Practice by Principal Social Workers

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Principles of Practice by Principal Social Workers

AUTHOR : Edited by Tanya Moore

ISBN : 9781915080950

Edition No : 1

Publication : Mar 6, 2023

Extent : 144 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080967

Edition No : 1

Publication : Mar 6, 2023

Extent : 144 pgs

ISBN : 9781915080974

Edition No : 1

Publication : Mar 6, 2023

Extent : 144 pgs


A must-have text for social work students and practitioners which draws on the extensive years of experience of Principal Social Workers to shed light on contemporary issues.

Principal Social Workers are senior managers with lead responsibility for practice in the local authority but are still actively involved in frontline practice and can report on the views and experiences of practitioners at all levels. This book explores commonly encountered practice issues and considers them in a practical and discursive manner. Readers can be assured that they are getting the best first-hand experience as the PSW’s voice can be trusted as their views are fully grounded in practice so their theories, policies and ideas can be fully applied to a student or practitioner's practice.

This book aims to offer a refreshing and accessible take on contemporary practice issues. Presented in an accessible style, each chapter displays an area of practice that has personal resonance for the author. It encourage critical thinking by taking a broader concept and asking the reader 'what does this mean for social work practice?'




Chapter 1 – Patchwork of relationships   

Chapter 2 - Ways of Writing  

Chapter 3 - Relationship Based Practice  

Chapter 4 - Relationships and Reciprocity? Strengths-based social work in adult social care        

Chapter 5 - Safeguarding Adults    

Chapter 6 - A Reflection on On-Line Relationships and the Changing Landscape of Practice         

Chapter 7 - Human Rights and Social Work              

Chapter 8 - Does Sustainability Have a Place in Social Work?         

Chapter 9 - Poverty and the need for Radical Relational Practice  

Chapter 10 - Anti-Racist Leadership                

Chapter 11 - Understanding Racial Dynamics in Supervision               

Chapter 12 - Social Worker's Relationship with CPD   

Chapter 13 - Our Wellbeing           


Dr Tanya Moore has been working in social work and social care for more than 30 years as a practitioner, educator and practice leader. She is currently Doctoral Supervisor at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and was previously Principal Social Worker in Hertfordshire Adult Care Services. Her research is on the emotional experience of continuing professional development for social workers but she has also published on the use of a complexity lens for organisational change in social care. Tanya actively promotes the use of theoretically informed reflective practice across all areas of social work. She believes that people who draw on care and support services are entitled to nothing less.

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