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 book to support students from diverse backgrounds as they embark on a Master’s degree in social work.
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.
Principal Social Workers, from both adults' and children's services, talk about key areas of their practice.
Memories of a Man with Learning Disabilities
Richard Keegan-Bull, through his own words, provides a unique opportunity for us to understand better what it is like to live as a man with a learning disability.
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.
Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker
A Newly Qualified Social Worker’s experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career.
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.
A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services.
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.
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.
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.