This book helps guide social work students in a tricky area that causes them anxiety. Helps to focus on what is important.
A really informative and helpful text.
This book would be very useful for newly qualified staff, as it would aid awareness of the concept of risk assessment in general, judgements and decision making.
A good introductory text on some of the complexities of this area. A useful and very accessible reference book for students.
Professional decision making is an increasing focus while teaching Social Work students. This book is great for students and NQSW.
I have already used this book in teaching Best Interests Assessors as some of the writing on decision-making and risk is very pertinent.
Excellent introduction to decision making theories and models. Up to date and very accessible.
Helpful text for undergraduate social work programme.
Excellent overview of analytical thinking in SW
Excellent text that covers different programmes of care in the field, with excellent examples of how to assess and manage risk. Core aspect of assignment in level 3 focuses on risk assessment / management
Was adopted by a colleague for a practice reality module in year 3 of the degree to complement professional practice. Seen as an important text in terms of the nature of the topic.
A basic book suitable for undergraduates but lacks depth
a well written and very useful text in that covers an area of increasing importance in social work
very useful for developing critical thinking and analysis
A useful book to accompany theory modules
Clearly sets out the elements of making solid professional decisions in the context of current risk. Recommended reaidng on our Vulnerable Adults programmes.
Dissapointed does not include 'Signs of Safety Framework' which was adopted by the Department for Child Protection as its child protection practice framework since 2008 with the plan for it to be implemented from then to 2013
Really useful text for final year students placed in the statutory sector and private/voluntatry sector that are required to evidence assessing risk in front-front line practice. Clear links and exercises.
Useful and informative but there are texts covering the same sort of content which are written specifically for probation students so are more relevant to the BA Community Justice and Graduate Diploma Community Justice.
Very clear layout with some excellent examples makes this an accessable, and very relevant, undergraduate text