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.
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.
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written – write reports that achieve and illuminate.
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.
Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process
This book is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?
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.
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.
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.
Essential reading for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support, skills and strategies to ensure success.
From Theory to Practice
This is an accessible guide to placements provides a framework for students across the caring professions to understand the theory behind successful practice and the critical skills needed to apply it
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 will help social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.
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.
Principal Social Workers, from both adults' and children's services, talk about key areas of their practice.
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 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.
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.