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This text allows the students to understand the processes of social work. Its detailed sections are informative and sequential and enables the student to develop their knowledge and understanding in relation to all aspects of the assessment process and give a clear and concise account of best practice.
provides a clear and helpful link between theory and practice for students who are intending to work with young people
Highly recommend this text, it is very useful for students who wish to go into social work. It gives clarity to the processes undertaken through assessment and how they conclude. Also demonstrates how it impacts to practical application and allows and guides students to become critical reflective practitioners.
This is a book that covers all the main points of practice and the students have found it useful.
An essential read for social workers and social work students working with children and families.
This book, in a very clear and concrete way allows students to aprehend a whole project cycle and its component phases. With a perspective very targeted for intervention with children and families, it goes through all phases of a project cycle (from diagnosis to final assessment) explaining strategies and providing very concrete clues of how to intervene.
I have recommended this book to learners studying safeguarding modules within Early Years Studies. the chapter on setting the scene is particularly beneficial, giving a useful explanation of why we are where we are in terms of legislation and policy. not just of use for social work students, this is also helpful for any Early Years students
I found this book to be an interesting and informative read and each chapter takes you through the assessment process that enables the reader to revisit if experienced and if new to social work, taking through the process of an assessment and what should be covered and addressed in undertaking an assessment.
Covers the basics of current practice remarkably well, and provides an effective sprinkling of case studies.
Well set out and very informative. Good clear explanations for students coming newly into social work.
This is an excellent book for undergraduates and others that want to understand the complex everchanging world of child care social work
This is a really useful book for social work students. It has an extensive chapter on assessments, using different tools, then moves on to analysing these with a view to planning intervention. There are case studies which give a detailed study of events, assessments and conclusions. Relevant laws are mentioned, highlighting the important points. A very easy to follow, common sense book.
This was an excellent, practical, and easy-to-read text, very suitable for our Level 5 EYs students. Highly recommended for undergraduates on Applied Courses.
A well written text that provides an ideal companion for the social work student moving from skills labs towards the first practice placement.
The appendices - case studies, legislation and glossary are really helpful.
A key text book that will provide learners particularly in their second year of an extended diploma in health and social care a chance to stretch and challenge their thinking and application to practice skills.This is an essential text not only for extended diploma level study but also for anyone lecturing or studying in the area of children and young peoples work force at FE level.
The book is an excellent text for any current or future Social Work undergraduate
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