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Equality and Diversity in Social Work Practice

Equality and Diversity in Social Work Practice

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June 2010 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
Social workers must develop a sensitive yet informed approach when working with service users from different social and cultural groups. In many aspects of life, including accessing human services, people are marginalised, ignored, stigmatised or discriminated against because of one or more aspects of their identity: age, sexual orientation, faith or belief, gender, race or ethnicity, social class, and disability.

This book acts as a guide for students to develop their understanding of these various groups while illustrating how the social work value base can be a central part of such understanding.

Equality, difference and diversity
Sexual orientation
Older people
Celebrating disability
Learning disabilities
Race and ethnicity
Faith and religion

"While the style is very simple this is also to the credit of the book, making it a highly accessible publication for Level I students. It offers a wide agenda on social divisions, is a useful introductory text - not least because of its neat conclusion, helpful glossary and provision of very good reading lists." Lecturer, University of Coventry

Great easy to read book have recommended students to read this book.

Mrs Caroline Larmour
University of Cumbria, University of Cumbria
June 9, 2015

A good starter resource when looking at Equality, Diversity and Rights in health and social care practice. Very accessible read including perpectives of discrimination looking at factors of discrimination including age, sexual orientation, faith or belief, gender, race or ethnicity, social class, and disability.

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, College Road
September 21, 2014

This book was prescribed in 2012 and for 2013 it is now used as recommended reading. It is useful book. Only drawback is that legislative references and case examples are all UK based while students are working with different context and legislation.

Dr Anneline Keet
Department of Social Work, University of the Free State
November 8, 2013

A really accessible introductory text. Well-structured andclearly laid out. it includes helpful case examples and activities that can be used within teaching sessions to ensure students understanding and to develop their professional values their knowledge base.

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
September 24, 2013

A good starter book for any student looking at this topic.

The book itself is easy and clear to read and comprehend.
It gives good clear examples, and activities that can be used within a taught session to ensure students understanding and deepend their knowledge base.

There is a comprehensive reference list at the back of the book which will give students access to other source materials that can help their studies.

There is a glossary at the back which gives additional information to students and ensure their understanding of clear terms. However, this is not overly large and will not deter the students.

Each section gives a nice introduction that clearly sets the scene and what will be discussed in that chapter.

Miss Fiona Hennah
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
June 4, 2013

A clear and simple introduction to Equality and diversity for my social care students. Highly recommended to anyone studying or in fact teaching in this field!

Mrs Karen James
Care, Coleg Sir Gar
May 1, 2013

A book that is so pertinent to the social work discipline that i would query any academic or student who does not own it and is not recommending it to others. Accessible, interesting and clearly links to relevant ethics and codes.

Miss Sarah Bennett
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
January 22, 2013

This book provides an excellent introduction to our social work students on equality and diversity.Very clear and comprehensive.

Mr John Malcolm
School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
July 19, 2012

This publication has been particularly useful for the level 6 under-graduate students who are completing the "Current Themes" module. There is a positive approach to critical analysis of equality and diversity in social work, which is demonstrative of the ethos of the teaching utilised to encourage the students to develop their critical analysis of their lateral thinking.

Mr Ian Lloyd
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
December 20, 2011

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