Social Work with Children and Young People, their Families and Carers
By Janet Warren
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Series: Student Social Work
The importance of developing social work practice in order that children, young people, and their families and carers experience integrated services that are more responsive, and result in earlier and more effective support, is widely acknowledged. This engaging text draws on current government guidance and policy, contemporary research and relevant literature to provide a strong foundation for high quality practice.
Social Work with Children and Young People, their Families and Carers provides an up-to-date introduction to the knowledge, values and skills underpinning practice in this area. Taking into account the recent recommendations of the UK Social Work Taskforce, topics discussed include:
User-friendly and accessible, the book provides diagrams, flow-charts, case studies and activities to highlight learning points, and summarise key information and research. With a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge to everyday professional practice, this is an ideal text for social work students studying practice with children and families or newly qualified social workers employed in this area.
Part I: Background and Context Introduction 1. Understanding Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers 2. The Origins and Development of Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers Part II: Key Principles of Practice 3. Introducing the Values and Core Principles Underpinning Practice with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers 4. Promoting Children’s Rights and Inclusion: Rhetoric or Reality? 5. Valuing Difference and Diversity 6. Working in Partnership with Families 7. Promoting Integrated Working 8. Engaging Effectively with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers Part III: Putting it into Practice 9. Assessing Needs and Circumstances 10. Plan, Carry Out and Review Social Work Intervention 11. Safeguarding Children and Young People 12. Working with Families Affected by Disability and Long-term Illness 13. Substitute Care for Children and Young People 14. Evaluating Practice with Children, Young People, Their Families and Carers Conclusion
Janet Warren is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.