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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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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.

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. 

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.

A Critical Guide to the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years (2015)

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. 

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.

Supporting Troubled Young People

A practical guide to helping with mental health problems

An accessible guide for those wanting to help and support children and young people with, or at risk of developing mental health problems.

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

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.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

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

Don't Put Us Away

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.

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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.

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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

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Dilemmas and Decision Making in Residential Childcare

A collection of (fictitious) stories told from the residential child care worker role to help demonstrate how they work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make decisions in the moment.