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Social Work in Education and Children's Services
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Social Work in Education and Children's Services



August 2006 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
In light of the profound changes confronting the Child Welfare landscape, social work practitioners are expected to understand both the current and anticipated inter-relationships between social work and education. A clear introduction to social work in an educational setting, this book supports students on the social work degree course and builds on the success of the Transforming Social Work Practice series, which is based on common learning principles.
 
Introduction
 
Schools, social work and education welfare: Historical perspectives
 
The Children Act 2004: Requirements and the key principles
 
The broader legal context of contemporary practice
 
School's out: Making sense of disaffection, absenteeism and exclusion
 
School's in: Addressing particular issues
 
Related issues and practice challenges
 
Education outcomes and the children looked after
 
What are we going to do about it? Assessment and intervention
 
What works? The evidence base for effective inclusion education strategies
 
Pointers to the future?
 
Appendix 1 Timeline of education and social work developments
 
Appendix 2 Identifying barriers to access: A checklist
 
Appendix 3 Resources and Information
 
References
 
Index

"A very timely book, addressing many significant issues under [the] current changes" (Senior Lecturer, University of Derby)

Steve Krawczyk

Steve Krawczyk is Head of the Education Welfare Service, Lincolnshire County Council, and is a member of the Regional Programme Committee for the Diploma in Education Welfare Studies. More About Author

Nigel Horner

Nigel Horner is Head of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, where he teaches social work history, theory and methods, residential child care and ageing and older people. He began working in a London Borough Children’s Home in 1972, before studying Sociology at Durham University. After a period as a Community Worker, he qualified in Social Work from Glasgow University in 1980, and thereafter worked in Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Fostering and Youth Offending settings. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy. More About Author