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Policy and Social Work Practice

Policy and Social Work Practice

ISBN 9781848606975
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
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Overview
Social policy is central to social work practice. This textbook is designed to help students, practitioners and academics think critically about the relationship between policy and practice; particularly in how policy both structures and informs practice. Reflective questions help critical thinking and links to websites of substantive information across the UK and internationallyhelp keep you up-to-date with policy developments. The authors' experience and skills in working with different service user groups combine to provide a constructive and critical approach to working with social policy in an era of welfare retrenchment.Key topics include: discretion and practice; social work training and education; safeguarding children; responses to the needs of looked after children; personalization in adult care; and rsquo;race and rsquo; and welfare policy; domestic violence; mental health and capacity; and comparing social work and social care internationally.
Overview
Social policy is central to social work practice. This textbook is designed to help students, practitioners and academics think critically about the relationship between policy and practice; particularly in how policy both structures and informs practice. Reflective questions help critical thinking and links to websites of substantive information across the UK and internationallyhelp keep you up-to-date with policy developments. The authors' experience and skills in working with different service user groups combine to provide a constructive and critical approach to working with social policy in an era of welfare retrenchment.Key topics include: discretion and practice; social work training and education; safeguarding children; responses to the needs of looked after children; personalization in adult care; and rsquo;race and rsquo; and welfare policy; domestic violence; mental health and capacity; and comparing social work and social care internationally.

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