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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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Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

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

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.  

Love in the Present Tense

A Bereaved Mum's Story

A mother shares insight on the positives and negatives of her young adult son’s unsuccessful cancer treatment with a view to contributing to improving services for the patient and the family. 

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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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. 

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

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.

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.

Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree

An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for critical thinking, reading and writing.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written – write reports that achieve and illuminate.

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Self-worth in children and young people

Critical and practical considerations

This exciting book challenges the dominant approaches to children and young people’s mental health, and provides straightforward practical strategies that can be used to address emotional upset, loss, and aid recovery.

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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.