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Social Work


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.

Showing 1-12 of 49 items.

The Social Worker’s Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.

The Social Worker’s Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.

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The Social Work Degree Apprenticeship

This is textbook has been developed specifically for the purposes of the social work degree apprenticeship, guiding apprentices through the unique requirements of this new qualifying route.

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  • Currently not availableEPUBGBP 19.99

Living a good life with Dementia

A practitioner's guide

A practical exploration of what’s possible when caring for someone living with dementia, to help them live their best life in a way that makes sense to them.

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The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

New edition of best-selling book which helps social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Social Work

A collection of stories to help social workers work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make good decisions.

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Fostering for Adoption

Our story and stories of others

A personal account of Foster to Adopt drawing on a range of experiences of the highs and lows of adopting babies and small children.    

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The Anti-Racist Social Worker

stories of activism in social care and occupational therapy

This is the story of an anti-racist campaign staged by social workers and encourages readers to consider their own possibilities for anti-racist action.

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Psychopharmacology

A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications

An updated and revised edition of this accessible best-selling text suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes.

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Children Forsaken

Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times

A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.

Public Health Explored

50 Stories to Change the World

Understanding public health has never been more important

It is in the headlines as never before. Aimed at all interested individuals but particularly students and professionals in nursing, medicine, social work and public health, this book encourages critical debate and reflection for a deep understanding of the complexities of public health. 

Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

A practice-based perspective on working with people who self-neglect.

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Children Forsaken

Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times

A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.

Public Health Explored

50 Stories to Change the World

Understanding public health has never been more important

It is in the headlines as never before. Aimed at all interested individuals but particularly students and professionals in nursing, medicine, social work and public health, this book encourages critical debate and reflection for a deep understanding of the complexities of public health. 

Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

A practice-based perspective on working with people who self-neglect.

Showing 1-4 of 9 items.

The Social Worker’s Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.

The Social Worker’s Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.

The Social Work Degree Apprenticeship

This is textbook has been developed specifically for the purposes of the social work degree apprenticeship, guiding apprentices through the unique requirements of this new qualifying route.

Living a good life with Dementia

A practitioner's guide

A practical exploration of what’s possible when caring for someone living with dementia, to help them live their best life in a way that makes sense to them.