Critical Social Policy
At a time when many busy social workers in the UK, and other states struggle to keep ahead of practice trends and service demands; the book offers to assist their understanding and advance practice methods. The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers is a solid, reliable contribution which has value for those already practising as social workers and those - students - preparing for it.
Working with Older People
Covering the theory and practice of social work, the Handbook provides a set of tools and resources that enable social workers to develop their practice while coping with the demands of operational duties.
Graham Ixer, Head of Social Work Education, the General Social Care Council (GSCC)
`…[A]n excellent and timely publication. It is clearly written despite the difference in authors and is consistent in style and presentation. …Very comprehensive covering areas that would normally be missed with PQ such as loss and the strategic approach to PQ.'
Anne Quinney, Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University; Academic Adviser, The Social Policy and Social Work centre of the Higher Education Academy (SWAP), and co-editor of Practice Journal
This is a much-needed book on this increasingly important area of social work education and practice. It provides essential material for those studying on post-qualifying programmes, highlighting a wide range of practice areas, [and is] written in an engaging and accessible format by leading academics and experienced practitioners. The critically reflective approach is an important feature of the book, supporting the development of understanding and skills for transforming practice.
Professor David Stanley, PhD AcSS, Chair in Social Care, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
[This handbook contains] authoritative chapters that take the reader into informative, thought-provoking and challenging territory… this book will give plenty of material for the reader to engage with.