'The process of engaging in an assessment should be therapeutic and perceived of as part of the range of services offered'.
This essential book, acclaimed in its first edition, offers social workers and extensively revised, restructured and updated, comprehensive guide to empowering practice for them and the people with whom they work. It:
takes account of the latest legislative and policy requirements of English law, but also provides significant learning opportunities for practitioners in all parts of the UK
will help qualified or student social workers improve their practice by addressing national occupational standards guidance and embracing government expectations and the regulatory requirements of the General Social Care Council
is geared towards the needs of those on graduate training courses, PQ students, as we'll as for a range of in-service training in voluntary or statutory social work and social care
combines the two practice elements of assessment and interventions in a unique integrated way consistent with anti-oppressive practice and the foundational values and skills of modern psycho-social practice
is an accessible, practice-orientated guide to contemporary social work in the developing modernising context of multi-disciplinary team working, joint budget arrangements, inter-agency collaboration and social inclusion
addresses the needs to deliver high quality care while managing the dilemmas of resenting by budget constraints and difficult decisions regarding rationing of human and physical resources
Using case illustrations, evidence based guidance, and practical activities combined with extensive references, this valuable learning resource will help students, practitioners, managers, trainers and policy makers to synthesise social work knowledge and theory to provide holistic support and effective services.
Social work practitioners, students, trainers, professional education providers, and libraries who serve them. it is specifically geared towards the needs of those on graduate training courses, PQ students, as well as a range of in-service training in voluntary or statutory social work and social care.
Steven Walker is principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University.
Chris Beckett is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at eh University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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