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.
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support and skills development for academic writing and referencing.
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.
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written – write reports that achieve and illuminate.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
A multi-agency practice guide
An essential adult safeguarding practice multi-agency framework under the Care Act 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Principal Social Workers, from both adults' and children's services, talk about key areas of their practice.
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.
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.
From Fundamentals to Specialist Skills
This new edition of a successful and well-established textbook has been reworked and updated to meet the needs of today’s student and practitioner, ensuring that they are fully prepared to meet the needs of diverse service user groups and demonstrate how they are meeting professional standards.