The book will:
" Increase social workers' knowledge for practice
" Help social workers to explore values dilemmas
" Encourage reflection on their practice
" Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work
" Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity
" Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise
" Promote learning and career development.
This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.