How do you become an outstanding social worker?
Becoming an effective social worker involves developing an identity and an excellent understanding of both theory and practice. Our books discuss theory in context, include case studies and encourage discussion to help you achieve.
In this section, we have the books to make you an outstanding social work practitioner.
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for academic writing and referencing.
This book re-visits anti-racism within social work practice and education from a student focused and informed perspective based on lived experience and conversations, offering practical model and tools for students and lecturers that are tried and tested.
stories of activism by social care and allied health professionals
This is the story of an anti-racist campaign staged by social workers and allied health professionals which encourages readers to consider their own possibilities for anti-racist action.
Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times
A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.
For those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, this book provides study support and skills development for both oral and written communication in the context of social work.
A guide to enable social work practice educators to be more creative in the teaching, supervision and assessment of students.
A practical guide to the SEND CoP for trainees, teachers and other health and social care professionals working with children and young people who present with special educational needs or disability.
A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services.
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.
Early Years Development from Conception to 5
A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.
A Social Perspective
Through its exploration of service user and MHSWs’ perspectives the book offers a social perspective on personality disorder and suggests ways of working to empower the person’s response to traumatic experience.
Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.
A series of case studies, inspired by the author’s real-life experience, exploring ethical and practical dilemmas occurring in health and social care practice with people living with dementia in a variety of settings from care homes to intermediate healthcare settings.
Achieving Professional Standards
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2019) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.