Policy and Social Work Practice

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781473943902

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Social policy is central to social work practice. This textbook is designed to help students, practitioners and academics think critically about the relationship between policy and practice; particularly in how policy both structures and informs practice. Reflective questions help critical thinking and links to websites of substantive information across the UK and internationally  help keep you up-to-date with policy developments.


The authors′ experience and skills in working with different service user groups combine to provide a constructive and critical approach to working with social policy in an era of welfare retrenchment.

Key topics include: discretion and practice; social work training and education; safeguarding children; responses to the needs of looked after children; personalization in adult care; ’race’ and welfare policy; domestic violence; mental health and capacity; and comparing social work and social care internationally.

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ISBNs 9781848606982, 9781848606982, 1848606982, 9781473943902, 1473943906
Language eng
Number of Pages 192
Edition 1st