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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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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.    

Effective Problem Solving

A bumper book of powerful problem-solving tools and techniques presented clearly and concisely by a highly respected author.

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.

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Social Work

A collection of stories to help social workers work with dilemmas, weigh up options and make good decisions.

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.  

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Dementia Care

A series of case studies, inspired by the author’s real-life experience, exploring ethical and practical dilemmas occurring in health and social care practice with people living with dementia in a variety of settings from care homes to intermediate healthcare settings.

Digital Connection in Health and Social Work

Perspectives from Covid-19

Showcases the innovative and creative digital interventions which Health and Social Work educators, practitioners and students have used to respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 

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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.

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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. 

Safeguarding Children and Witchcraft Labelling in Social Work

An unique resource for all professionals who wish to understand witchcraft branding as a contemporary form of child abuse. 

Effective Problem Solving

A bumper book of powerful problem-solving tools and techniques presented clearly and concisely by a highly respected author.

Becoming a Social Work Manager

For new or aspiring managers in social work and social care, examining the practical and emotional transitions involved in taking on a management role, how to look after yourself and others, and how to develop a strong professional identity.