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There are excellent links to serious case reviews, policy and legislation which helps the reader transfer what they read into their workplace. This is an excellent up-to-date book which would be very suitable for social work students as well as social workers undertaking their assessed year in practice.
This text allows students to understand the fundamentals of social work and the impact it can have on children.
A helpful and important guide for students who will be intending to work with young people
This is a great book to provide an overview of the knowledge required when working in social work with children and families. The reflective questions and case studies provide a practice perspective, which is relevant for when students are preparing for their practice placements.
This book give students a overall view of working with children and families. Exploring areas of legislation, policy and the process needed for social work. Good text for students to use.
This book provides a straightforward easily accessed text which approaches issues in accessible and understandable way.
Linked very well to cared for and looked after children module and safeguarding
This is a useful text for helping students and newly qualified social workers to understand the processes and procedures of modern social work with children and families. However, it is rather light on advice and theory about how to improve specific skills. It touches on important points, such as working with resistant families and talking to children, but does not go into enough depth.
A comprehensive, in-depth and thorough guide into the demands, complexities and tensions that exist within children and families work.
Useful text for children and families module. Focus on skills makes it a good text for my students who work on a group presentation learning about multi-disciplinary working in child safeguarding/protection practice
Good reference text. It takes the reader from the basics e.g. what do social workers do? It continues with an exploration of theoretical concepts, values, methods, legislation and policy and safeguarding. The end chapter 'Looking after yourself' makes valid points that workers may not have considered whilst working in the midst of a demanding role.
This is a current and helpful book which will be invaluable to students and social workers contemplating entering the challenging field of child protection. There are useful chapters on a range of topics including legal perspectives, analysis and looking after yourself to name but a few. Recommended reading for this highly challenging yet rewarding work.
A comprehenensive text that makes essential reading for social work students
A comprehensive guide to current social work practice that is easy to read and useful for all social work studetns and newly qualified staff.
Well laid out text with a good grounding to working with children and families. Useful for social work students and NQSWs
Excellent book for students who starting their course as it gives a overall view of key topics such as; communication, legalisation's and policies.
Once again, a useful, practical handbook that also contained relevant pychological & sociological thoery. Highly recommended for L5 Undergraduates on both Social Care & Applied Courses such as ECS
Excellant book.Particularly useful for those students who are in year 2 of their Extended Dilploma in Care and considering career progression in social work.Its is supportive and enagaging, most of all it feels very real as applies to case examples and engages the learner in reflective practice.Particularly useful is the chapter on Looking After Yourself which is so often a neglected area within textbooks, but not this one - this is a must have textbook.
The book is written from a positive standpoint, it helps students to make sense of current changes in the profession, and offers practical support to enable them to develop the skills they need to practice in the modern world of social work.
Very clear book looking in detail at the skills needed within children and families work. An excellent book for social workers within the first year of practice giving an excellent overview of the role.
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