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The Social Work Skills Series

published in association with Community Care Magazine

Series Editor: Terry Philpot

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  1. Working with Vulnerable Adults

    By Bridget Penhale, Jonathan Parker

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    This text provides an understanding of current professional practice in social and health care, examining abuse of vulnerable adults and the ways in which social policy, welfare services and practitioners may compound or alleviate vulnerability. Working with Vulnerable Adults develops a sound...

    Published November 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  2. Working with Older People

    By John Harris, Denise Tanner

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Working with older people has become an increasingly important part of social work education and practice. Whether studying community care, adult services, human growth and development, or social work processes and interventions, this book will be a vital source of information and help. Working...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Going Local

    Working in Communities and Neighbourhoods

    By John Pierson

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Going Local explains how social work students and practitioners can develop approaches to neighbourhood work, to engage communities and neighbourhoods more purposefully and to work with citizens and other mainstream and community service providers to build the capacity of neighbourhoods to tackle...

    Published August 30th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Practising Welfare Rights

    By Neil Bateman

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Practising Welfare Rights aims to improve awareness among people working in social work and advice agencies about the skills required for effective welfare rights work, and offers guidance for managers and other professionals about how to develop a welfare rights service. Written by a well-known...

    Published December 8th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Using Groupwork

    By Mark Doel

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Written by an experienced groupworker and academic, this book promotes greater knowledge and understanding of groupwork and group processes, particularly in social work and social care settings. Incorporating both theory and practice, it provides a practical guide to those considering groupwork,...

    Published November 10th 2005 by Routledge

  6. The Task-Centred Book

    By Peter Marsh, Mark Doel

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Task centred social work is one of the best known and most strongly supported approaches to social work practice. This text is a radical departure from traditional literature on social work methods. The main reference point is the voice of practitioners, service users and carers, as researched and...

    Published May 19th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Going Local

    Developing Effective Neighbourhood Practice

    By John Pierson

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    There is an increasing emphasis on social workers and social care professionals developing more effective approaches to working in neighbourhoods and with local residents. This is partly a response to government policies centred on service-user participation but it also stems from the recognition...

    Published October 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Safeguarding Children and Young People

    By Stella Coleman, Corinne May-Chahal

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    What does the novice practitioner or the experienced practitioner moving into child care work from another sector need to know to practice effectively? What skills do they need to call on?In this valuable addition to The Social Work Skills Series, Stella Coleman and Corinne May-Chahal bring...

    Published September 25th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Evidence-Based Social Care

    By Geraldine Macdonald

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    Evidence-based practice denotes an approach to decision-making which is transparent, accountable, and based on a consideration of current best evidence about the effects of particular interventions on the welfare of individuals, groups and communities. Introducing readers to the concept of...

    Published September 1st 2003 by Routledge

  10. Commissioning and Purchasing

    By Terry Bamford

    Series: The Social Work Skills Series

    This essential guide to commissioning and purchasing in social care provides case studies, guidelines, and checklists to help readers to assess need, develop care plans and select suppliers of care. It clearly explains: the reasons for the shift to commissioning and purchasing away from direct...

    Published September 27th 2001 by Routledge

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