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.
New edition of best-selling book which helps social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.
A practitioner's guide
A practical exploration of what’s possible when caring for someone living with dementia, to help them live their best life in a way that makes sense to them.
This is the third edition of our best-selling Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work with the most up-to-date guidance so social workers can write reports that achieve and illuminate.
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.
A guide to enable social work practice educators to be more creative in the teaching, supervision and assessment of students.
A comprehensive social worker's guide to working with children with disabilities.
A Contemporary Analysis
Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people.
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 guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults
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.
Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times
A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten.
A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications
This accessible best-selling text is 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.
Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.
A series of case studies, inspired by the author’s real-life experience, exploring ethical and practical dilemmas occurring in health and social care practice with people living with dementia in a variety of settings from care homes to intermediate healthcare settings.
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.