PSW- Professional Social Work
Parts of this volume will be especially useful for social care managers, teachers and trainers on leadership programmes and professional training courses.
British Journal of Social Work
Kate Skinner's shortish chapter on supervision, with concepts and ideas and along with van Zwanenberg's opening chapter had me metaphorically nodding and probably actually smiling... This book is essentially about reclaiming space for action and initiative promoted by leadership styles and behaviours that are enabling and empowering and celebratory. It is about a 'positive psychology', which is well recounted and described in the chapter by Angus Skinner... What the book also succeeds in doing is to relate, within current policy and practice contexts for social work and social workers, its consistent theme of empowering and enabling leadership... But does the book suffer for a wider readership from being Scottish-centric? Not at all: indeed, Scotland, going right back to the Kilbrandon Report and the Scottish 1968 Social Work Act, and more recently free personal care for older people and the 'Changing Lives' review of social work, was and is ahead of the rest of the UK.