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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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Working with Family Carers

By Valerie Gant Series edited by Steve J Hothersall

This book analyses informal caring across a variety of contexts, describing the nature of these relationships and the conditions under which they take place, and discusses the ways professionals can support and empower carers.

The W Word

Witchcraft labelling and child safeguarding in social work practice

A useful resource for people seeking to understand witchcraft branding as a contemporary form of child abuse. 

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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Observing Children and Families

Beyond the Surface

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

 

Self-Neglect: Learning from Life

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

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.

Starting Social Work

Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker

A Newly Qualified Social Worker’s experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career.

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.

The Mindful Social Worker

Living your best social work life

This book enables the reader to adopt a mindful social work approach for care of self and the effective support of others within a social work professional framework. 

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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.

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.

Studying for your Social Work Degree

Essential reading for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support, skills and strategies to ensure success.

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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.

Out of the Shadows

The Role of Social Workers in Disasters

This book shines a light on the personal stories of people with lived experiences and the important and valuable role that social workers have played in disaster response.

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.

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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.