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Leadership and Management in Social Care

Leadership and Management in Social Care

November 2007 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This text provides an authoritative overview of the leadership and management of learning in social care education and practice. Written in response to recent policy and continuing professional development frameworks, the book provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following post-qualifying awards for social work in leadership, management and practice education

Key features include:

  • reference to the relevant post-qualifying standards in social work at Higher Specialist and Advanced levels
  • an interprofessional approach
  • case studies, activities and points for reflection.

Leadership and Management in Social Care will equip readers with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to improve the quality of social care services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development it will become essential reading for students following social work and social care qualifications for continuing professional development. Social care practitioners responsible for staff development and interested in progressing to management roles will also find the book invaluable.

The Leadership and Management of Learning
Developing a Culture of Learning in Social Care
A Work In Progress?

Learning and Working Interprofessionally
Users as Partners in Facilitating Learning and Development
Promoting Diversity and Equality through Learning
Assessing and Creating Opportunities for Learning
Worked-based Assessment
Coach Mentoring as a Developmental Tool in the Workplace
Knowledge Management in Social Care and Management Development

`This is a timely and well crafted text which is to be commended, with strong chapters from knowledgeable and committed authors. A stimulating read and one which will be of considerable use to those with responsibility for leading and managing learning in social care and social work' - Keith Popple, Professor of Social Work, London South Bank Univeristy

`This is a welcome and timely book, which forecasts the growing need for workplace learning. I will be one of the first people to buy it' - Jan Fook, Professor of Social

This was a good publication however it was not useful in the courses I am facilitating at this time

Mrs Cheryl Brewerton
Medical Directorate, Heart of England NHS Teaching Trust
December 2, 2013

Well written and relevant to the module being considered for.

Ms Emma Stevens
Centre for Lifelong learning, Hull University
October 7, 2011

I'm adopting this book for 2 leadership modules at postgraduate level too.
Reference to PQ standards is helpful. It provides clarity around a number of management issues, and specifically supports managers and leaders in social care settings.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
September 13, 2011

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Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Trish Hafford-Letchfield teaches at London South Bank University on the MSc Social Work, Leadership and Management PQ Award and on Pedagogical awards for academic staff. She has several years experience of managing adult services in the statutory sector and is currently Chair of a voluntary sector agency for Older People. Trish has several articles and books on management and organisational issues and has a particular interest in social inclusion issues in social work and social care and is currently researching the lifelong learning of Older People using Social Care Services . More About Author

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