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New Directions in Social Work Practice

New Directions in Social Work Practice

176 pages | Learning Matters
This book investigates the main influences shaping social work practice now and in the future. Aimed at second and third year undergraduates and postgraduates, it looks at current developments such as the rise of the service user movement and the influence of European perspectives. In addition, it draws on national policy developments including Every Child Matters, Valuing People and Common Assessment Frameworks. It also develops themes around interprofessional/multi-agency work, common learning and enhancing the voluntary sector's role in service delivery. Supported by activities and case studies, it is an excellent follow-on to the Learning Matters title, 'What is Social Work?'
A framework for understanding contemporary social work
Social work, community work and social change
Squaring the circle- from the individual to the collective?
The voluntary and independent sectors: Communitarianism, compact or conflict?
Involving, integrating or ignoring? Service users, carers and social work
New forms of practice – Professionalism, partnerships and pedagogy
Learning from Europe – Reflections on the challenges to social work in selected European countries
Conclusion: New parameters for social work

"An excellent book that brings practice up to date in several crucial areas." (Senior Lecturer, Coventry University).

Background information to provide contextual framework, of use/relevance to students in training, primarily of interest to those on placement or undertaking research projects that require a deeper contextual knowledge

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
June 16, 2014

Added to the course list for Bachelor in International Social Work at University of Gävle, Sweden

Dr Komalsingh Rambaree
Department of Social Work and Psychology, Gavle University
January 25, 2012

Kieron Hatton

Kieron Hatton, PhD is a social work academic with interests in social/community work, youth inclusion and social pedagogy who has presented papers at national and international conferences and published widely around these topics. Publications include three books—New Directions in Social Work Practice (2008), Social Pedagogy in the UK: Theory and Practice (2013) and New Directions in Social Work Practice (2nd ed., 2015). More About Author

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