The Short Guide to Social Work (Short Guides) (Paperback)

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The Short Guide to Social Work (Short Guides) (Paperback)

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This updated edition of the bestselling short guide provides an engaging and accessible introduction to the Social Work profession and its value to society. Essential reading for new students and those considering entering the profession, the text provides crucial information on: - the new range of training programmes and routes into social work, including Frontline; Step-Up; Think Ahead; - professional regulation, including assessment and accreditation for children's social workers, and the role of BASW; - the latest legislation and professional guidance, including the Children and Social Work Act 2017, Care Act 2014; Putting Children first; - Knowledge and Skills statements, including QAA benchmark statement and the Professional Capabilities Framework; - practice differences between the UK's four nations. If you are considering a social work qualification, this text explains the steps needed to realise your ambition. In addition, existing students will find clear guidance on the diversity of potential career paths available in the discipline.
Robert Adams was Professor of Social Work at Teesside University and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of West of Scotland. A qualified social worker, he had extensive experience of teaching students and was external examiner to professional qualifying programmes in social work across England, Scotland and Wales. He published widely and was co-author with Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne of the classic trilogy of edited books, Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, Critical Practice in Social Work and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. He died in January 2015. Steve Myers is Director of Society at the University of Salford.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447350255
ISBN-10: 1447350251
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2025
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Short Guides