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Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

Third Edition

176 pages | Learning Matters
This bestselling and widely recognised textbook is now into its Third Edition and has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes in social work practice. New features and case studies are included throughout, as is a greater emphasis on safeguarding and protection issues. By working through this book, student social workers can ensure that they understand the features of a good assessment, how it is conducted and some of the difficulties that might arise during the process.
Understanding Assessment in Social Work Practice
Tools and Diagrammatic Aids to Assessment
Developing, Making and Writing Plans for Effective Social Work
Intervening to Make a Difference
Reviews and the Evaluation of Practice

"This is an excellent new edition of a very popular textbook. It provides a first class examination of the social work process." - Lecturer, Bangor University

One of the most essential texts in social work in understanding the basic principles and processes involved from assessment to review

Mr Jas Sangha
Dept of Social Work & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University
August 29, 2014

learner found it linked well to their assignments around the role of a social worker. Well worth a read.

Mrs Paula Hastie-Roberts
School of Health Care & Early Years, Blackpool and the Fylde College
March 21, 2014

An excellent summary of a key part of the social work process

Mr Michael Marriott
Faculty of Health & Social Care, The Open University
January 11, 2014

This book provides an excellent overview of the key elements of the assessment, support planning and review processes undertaken by social workers working with children and families and adults. It is a comprehensive and easy to read text book. I will be recommending this text to social work students at the University of Wolverhampton.

Miss Fiona Morgan
School of health and wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
September 12, 2013

Good introduction for BA students. Clear and easy to follow.

Mrs Jean Pippard
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Plymouth
June 26, 2013

This provides relevant information for students to understand interagency work and the role of professionals from other fields

Mr Baljeet Gill
Youth and Community, Ruskin College Oxford
November 13, 2012

Excellent for year on BA and MSc students who are finding linking theory and practice a real challenge

Ms Claire Felix
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
November 1, 2012

This is at the absolute heart of all that we do here on placement and as such it is an essential text for our students during both first and final placements.

Ms Fleur Duke
Department of Social Sciences, Hull University
October 30, 2012

A valuable book as a starting point for students undertaking our Assessment, Intervention, models and Methods module on the 2nd year of the social work degree. Clear and easy to follow with key concepts considered.

Mrs Julie Crawshaw
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
August 6, 2012

Jonathan Parker

Dr. Jonathan Parker is Professor of Society and Social Welfare and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is Visiting Professor at the Tasik Chini Research Centre Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He was one of the founders and director of the Family Assessment and Support Unit, a placement agency attached to the University of Hull, and Head of Department of Social Work.  He was Chair of the Association of Teachers in Social Work Education until 2005, Vice Chair of the UK higher education representative body, the Joint... More About Author

Greta Bradley

Greta Bradley is a former Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York. Her academic interests are in community care and workforce studies in social work. Her most recent research is on aspects of sustainable practice in social work. She is a former of 'Practice'. More About Author

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