This text is essential for a student’s personal library as it can be read cover-to-cover, but also dipped in and out of easily, which is the mark of a strong textbook.
Having used so many different social work textbooks over the years, it was a relief to find this book, it is comprehensive, but very easy to read. The book offers a valuable insight into the world of social work, and it covers many important topics such as social policy, law, ethics, and how to apply social work issues to practise contexts.
This book has been excellent for my students to get an understanding of social work terminology, methods, interventions and theories. Good interactive content through out and easy to read.
An extremely thorough introductory social work text which provides a useful knowledge framework for those studying for professional practice. The reflective questions and exercises within each chapter alongside the additional online resources are helpful for further embedding the content within the chapters.