Journal of Practice Teaching
The best recommendation I can give for this book is that three colleagues have already borrowed it in the short time it has been on my desk! This text is very easy to read and sets in context political climate, social history, legal aspects, policy and procedure and issues of discrimination. This book serves it's purpose well, and it will be interesting to see how social work in Britain develops as national identity continues to grow.
The focus and main value of this text in the comparison of how history, culture and national identity affect the provision of social care and social work practice in the different countries... The book is clearly written.
Child and Family Social Work
This is an excellent source book which brings together the legal, administrative, political and professional aspects of social work across the region. It does so very well, particularly through the manner in which it exposes and explains the differences in systems between these (largely) English speaking neighbours... The editors have done a good job of bringing together writers who provide a wide and relevant range of material, clearly and fluently written. This is not in the words of the author of one of the chapters, a book of `dumbing-down-blandness' (p. 156) but a coherent collection of essays on the state of the art in social work.