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Interprofessional Social Work

Interprofessional Social Work
Effective Collaborative Approaches

Second Edition

January 2013 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
All Social Work students are required to undertake specific learning and assessment in partnership working and information sharing across professional disciplines and agencies. Increasingly, social workers are also finding that they need to deal with a wide range of other professions as part of their daily work. It is essential therefore that social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with these professions while retaining their own values and identity. This updated second edition will prepare social work students to work with a wide variety of professions including youth workers, the police, teachers and educators, the legal profession and health professionals.

The Importance of Interprofessional and Inter-agency Practice
Preparing to Work with Other Professionals
The Youth Work Context
The Health Context
The Education Context
The Housing and Neighbourhood Context
The Justice Context
Appendix 1: The Professional Capabilities Framework
Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark For Social Work

"Comprehensive, readable book…Integration of NOS and QAA benchmarks help students and assessors to understand and chart learning. A very valuable resource" (Practice Learning Co-ordinator, NEWI)

Helpful overview, exploring different areas of practice

Ms Juliet Diane Heaton
School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University
August 19, 2016

Clear evaluation of Inter professional Social Work.

Mr David Childs
Social Work , Birmingham City University
February 12, 2015

A good examination of the opportunities and challenges. This provides a coherent approach to the subject and assists learners to develop their own thinking and make links to contemporary practice.

Mr Jameel Hadi
Department of Social Work, Salford University
July 14, 2014

Good introduction to collaborative working

Ms Elisabeth Hunter
Department of Social Work, Greenwich University
June 5, 2014

This is a very useful introductory text book on partnership working for undergraduate social work students.

Mr Mike Edwards
department of applied social studies, Bedfordshire University
March 4, 2014

This is a relevant title which maintains practical approaches to collaborative practice in social work. It is important because it points out the need for multidisiplinary awareness and understanding, especially as an introductory element to any health and social care student.

Health Wellbeing and Family, Canterbury Christ Church
February 20, 2014

This book gives a good overview of the current literature and thoughts about collaborative approaches. Especially chapter 5 is for my context (Master SEN) interesting. The book offers rich back ground information. The drawback for us is its focus on - just - the UK context.

Mrs Jacqueline Swet
Special Education , Fontys University of Applied Sciences
December 31, 2013

This book provides a very good overview of multi-agency working and applies it to different settings. I found the chapter on the 'justice context' useful.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
October 29, 2013

I found this book particularly well structured for the BA Social Work students, and insightful in supporting lecture preparation, I have included this text on the recommended reading list for the Interprofessional Practice course.

Miss Sarah Pollock
Pre & Post Qualifying Social Work, Salford University
May 9, 2013

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