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Social Policy and Social Work

Social Policy and Social Work
An Introduction

Second Edition

© 2017 | 336 pages | Learning Matters
An understanding of social policy is crucial for social workers as it underpins and shapes the legislative framework that they work within. From safeguarding service users and enabling them to improve their lives, to protecting the most vulnerable in society, social policy also has a vital role to play within social work education. It is important therefore for students to engage critically with social policy. This book introduces policy and shows how it has changed and evolved over time, how it reflects changes in society and how it is applied to everyday practice.
Part I: The historical and theoretical context
Chapter 1: Social policy and social work
Chapter 2: The development of social policy and social work in the nineteenth century
Chapter 3: Ideology, social policy and social work
Chapter 4: Social democracy and the development of social policy and social work after 1945
Chapter 5: Neo-liberalism and the development of social policy and social work after 1979
Part II: Social policy, social work and service users
Chapter 6: Marxism, Social Policy and Social Work
Chapter 7: Children, social policy and social work
Chapter 8: Youth, social policy, social work and the 'crisis of youth’
Chapter 9: Adults, social policy and social work: The personalisation agenda
Chapter 10: Ageing, social policy and social work

Found it very useful to 'read around' the course it has been used as support materials for the lecturer.

Mr Ian Yates
City of Bristol College, City of Bristol College
October 26, 2017

Great book,mstudent found it informative and engaging, linked to course content.

Education, City of Sunderland College
July 19, 2017

Knowledge is current and relevant to inform and prepare students for practice placements.

Mrs Barbara Neale
School of Health & Social Care, Gloucestershire University
June 15, 2017

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Jo Cunningham

Jo Cunningham is a Principal Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire and programme leader of the BA Social Work. Jo has taught sociology and social work practice for a number of years. Before commencing her lecturing career, Jo was a social worker in the area of children and families. Research interests include childhood accidents and child death, and more recently the practice implications of asylum policy for professionals, children and their families. More About Author

Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Central Lancashire. He has taught sociology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research interests are focused on the sociology of childhood, children’s rights, and, more recently, the impact of asylum policies on the welfare of refugee children, and he is the author of numerous publications in these areas. More About Author

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