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.
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.
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.
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.
An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education
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.
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.
A history of critical psychiatry that also acts as a call for a new approach to mental health services.
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.
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.
Early Years Development from Conception to 5
A book that brings up to date theory and understanding of child development in the early years into the workplace.
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.
Helps social workers and health professionals recognise potential risks in situations, when to avoid involvement, and how best to manage the risks.
Restorative and Strength-based Approaches
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.
Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care.