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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.

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Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree

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.

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.

Starting Social Work

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.

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.

 

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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Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

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

The W Word

Witchcraft labelling and child safeguarding in social work practice

A useful resource for people seeking to understand witchcraft branding as a contemporary form of child abuse. 

The Critical Years

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.

 

Working with Family Carers

By Valerie Gant Series edited by Steve J Hothersall

This book analyses informal caring across a variety of contexts, describing the nature of these relationships and the conditions under which they take place, and discusses the ways professionals can support and empower carers.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice

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. 

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

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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. 

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.

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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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

Developed specifically for the social work degree apprenticeship to guide apprentices through the unique requirements of this new qualifying route.

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.

A Student's Guide to Placements in Health and Social Care Settings

From Theory to Practice

This is an accessible guide to placements provides a framework for students across the caring professions to understand the theory behind successful practice and the critical skills needed to apply it