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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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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.    

Guided Relaxation

Your essential guide to creating calm

A treat for the mind, body and spirit for anyone who values their health and well-being.

Over 30 guided relaxation scripts to quieten the mind, release tension and create peace.

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

A Contemporary Analysis

Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people.

Innovations in Practice Learning

Edited by Sue Taplin

As a practice educator, do you sometimes encounter difficulties in supporting individual students through placement? This book is a handy companion of innovative practice to help you through those times.

Keeping Safe and Working Effectively For Social Workers and Health Professionals

Helps social workers and health professionals recognise potential risks in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks. 

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.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

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

Managing Stress

A theoretically informed practical guide to understanding and tackling stress, presented by a well-respected author who explains complex ideas clearly and accessibly without oversimplifying them.

The Mindful Social Worker

Living your best social work life

This book enables the reader to adopt a mindful social work approach for care of self and the effective support of others within a social work professional framework. 

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.

 

Out of the Shadows

The Role of Social Workers in Disasters

This book shines a light on the personal stories of people with lived experiences and the important and valuable role that social workers have played in disaster response.

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 (2019) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators. 

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Studying for your Master’s Degree in Social Work

An essential book to support students from diverse backgrounds as they embark on a Master’s degree in social work.

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Values, Ethics and Rights for Health and Social Care

Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care.