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.
stories of activism by social care and allied health professionals
This is the story of an anti-racist campaign staged by social workers and allied health professionals which encourages readers to consider their own possibilities for anti-racist action.
A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications
An updated and revised edition of this accessible best-selling text suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes.
Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times
A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.
50 Stories to Change the World
Understanding public health has never been more important
It is in the headlines as never before. Aimed at all interested individuals but particularly students and professionals in nursing, medicine, social work and public health, this book encourages critical debate and reflection for a deep understanding of the complexities of public health.
A practice-based perspective on working with people who self-neglect.
Lessons for Education and Practice
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.
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.
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 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.
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 multi-agency practice guide
An essential adult safeguarding practice multi-agency framework under the Care Act 2014.
A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
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.