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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.

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Social Work and Covid 19

Lessons for Education and Practice

Edited by Denise Turner

This book captures the unique moment in time created by the Covid 19 pandemic and uses this as a lens to explore contemporary issues for social work education and practice.  

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Social Media in Social Work Education

Edited by Joanne Westwood

An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education

Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

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

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Self-neglect

A Practical Approach to Risks and Strengths Assessment

A practical intervention framework and guide in Risks & Strengths Assessment in self-neglect for support staff who are working with adults who self-neglect or may be at risk of self-neglecting in the future.

Safeguarding Adults Together under the Care Act 2014

A multi-agency practice guide

An essential adult safeguarding practice multi-agency framework under the Care Act 2014.

Relationship-based Social Work with Adults

A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults

Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice

This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.

Practice Education in Social Work

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 (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators. 

Positive Social Work

The Essential Toolkit for NQSWs

Positive Social Work will support and help you as a NQSW to understand your role within the context of a developing Social Work service. It will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do the job as best you can.

Personal Safety for Social Workers and Health Professionals

Social workers and health professionals are often placed in situations where they are verbally or physically threatened by service users and others. This book will help them recognise potential risk in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks. 

Observing Children and Families

Beyond the Surface

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

 

Modern Mental Health

Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice

This book offers an alternative and thought-provoking perspective to the conventional and orthodox understanding of mental health and how to help those suffering with mental illness. It will appeal to social workers in mental health contexts as well as students on post qualifying courses and the Masters Degree in Social Work. 

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Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Truth about Britain

Paints a graphic picture of the lives of displaced children and young people in the UK and the daily struggles and challenges they face.

How to Thrive in Professional Practice

A Self-care Handbook

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. 

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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.

Social Work and Covid 19

Lessons for Education and Practice

Edited by Denise Turner

This book captures the unique moment in time created by the Covid 19 pandemic and uses this as a lens to explore contemporary issues for social work education and practice.  

Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

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