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.
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 Social Perspective
Through its exploration of service user and MHSWs’ perspectives the book offers a social perspective on personality disorder and suggests ways of working to empower the person’s response to traumatic experience.
Policy and Practice
The book will enable social work professionals to develop a critical understanding of substance use policy, theory and practice which they can use in 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.
This book offers a critical multidisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective.
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.
A Social Work Perspective
The book examines the experiences of people with mental health problems across all stages of the Criminal Justice System.
A Guide to Building your Social Work Portfolio
This book offers a simple, constructive and fully referenced guide to planning and reflecting on career development in social work, using a portfolio-based approach.
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice
The Essential Toolkit for NQSWs
Positive Social Work will support and help you as a NQSW to understand your role within the context of a developing Social Work service. It will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do the job as best you can.
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.
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.