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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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Academic Writing and Referencing 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 academic writing and referencing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Relationship-based Social Work with Adults

A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults

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.

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. 

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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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.

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. 

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Social Work Law

Applying the Law in Practice

An easy to navigate introduction to the law relevant to social work and how it can be applied in practice. Contemporary, creative and student-focused, this is a must-have textbook for qualifying undergraduates, Social Work degree apprentices, and newly qualified social workers.

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.

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.

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Communication Skills for Social Work Practice

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.