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Your Social Work Practice Placement
From Start to Finish



December 2013 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face.

Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession.

Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PRE-PLACEMENT
 
Processes and Practicalities
 
Knowledge, Skills and Values
 
PART TWO: THE BEGINNING OF THE PLACEMENT
 
Processes and Practicalities
 
Knowledge, Skills and Values
 
PART THREE: THE MIDDLE OF THE PLACEMENT
 
Processes and Practicalities
 
Knowledge, Skills and Values
 
PART FOUR: THE END OF THE PLACEMENT
 
Processes and Practicalities
 
Knowledge, Skills and Values
 
Conclusion
 
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
 
Reference List

In the ever changing world of social work, students need a firm footing from which to launch themselves into placement. This book offers that foundation. It provides a great balance between informative guidance and theoretical perspectives that will undoubtedly benefit any student preparing to enter the placement world.

Stephen Mordue
University of Sunderland

I have used this extensively with level 4 students embarking on their first placement and to support the planning tools I have given them in class.

Ms Cathy LLoyd
Social Work , Ruskin College
March 30, 2015

This is a book which embeds theory into practice. It provides practical and analytical approaches to professional knowledge in a way that models a thoughtful, balanced and well- defended understanding of professional development. The book also links the HCPC and TCSW standards into examples of practice.

Ms JANE KEELER
Social Work , Canterbury Christ Church University
December 10, 2014

This is helpful book for students and enables them to reflect on their learning throughout the course of their placement.

Dr Gillian Constable
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
November 13, 2014

Very useful book to guide students in their placements

Elizabeth McCreadie
psychology, social work & human sciences, University of West London
October 13, 2014

Very helpful text for beginning placement. Well laid out and PCF relevant.

Ms Cathie Jasper
Fac of Health, Social Care & Education, Manchester Metro Univ.
September 22, 2014

this is a good source for students in level 4 - 6 of the undergraduate social work course

Mrs Jane Peacock
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
August 3, 2014

What a brilliant book - throughout it reinforces to students' the key building blocks for learning and development in their practice placements: knowledge, skills and values. It must surely be the case that if students' work on the exercises that are relevant to their situation in placement and follow the 'top tips' they will not meet their level of PCF with flying colours but will be an asset to their placement agencies and programme.

Ms Marvia Chambers
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton Univ.
June 27, 2014

I have placed this on the reading list for personal and professional development across the three years of the BSc (Hons) in Social Work Programme. All students should read this as it is very informative and helpful in terms of their practice learning. I have also placed it on the reading list for my Enabling Practice Learning Post Qualifying course.

Ms Eve Rees
health sciences/social work, Cardiff Metropolitan University
June 18, 2014

This provides good practical advice for students on placement and addresses many of the anxieties that students commonly have. It also helps students to make connections between their academic knowledge and the placement setting.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
June 18, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Processes and Practicalities


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Ian Mathews

Ian Mathews is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln. He has been a qualified Social Worker since 1981 & is a founding member of Green-Templeton College, Oxford. He has substantial practice experience in health & social care including several years as an Approved Social Worker & Practice Teacher. He has a particular interest in mental health issues having been the professional lead for social care in the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prior to joining the university. More About Author

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Karin Crawford

Karin Crawford is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln, where she has responsibility for supporting learners, teaching and curriculum development in the area of health, social care and management, both at undergraduate and post-qualifying levels. She also has experience of working with other European countries to develop teaching and learning in health and social care. More About Author

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