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Modernising social work critical considerations

Author: John Harris; Vicky White
Publisher: Bristol Policy 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners or managers.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Harris; Vicky White
ISBN: 9781847420060 1847420060 9781847420053 1847420052
OCLC Number: 901403153
Description: 209 p.
Contents: Introduction: modernising social work ~ John Harris and Vicky White; Part one: Modernisation and managerialism: Performance management in modernised social work~ John Harris and Peter Unwin; This is the modern world! Working in a social services contact centre ~ Nigel Coleman; Modernisation and the role of agency social workers ~ Peter Unwin; Part two: Modernisation and service users: Customer-citizenship in modernised social work ~ John Harris; Modernising children's services: partnership and participation in policy and practice ~ Katrin Bain; Modernisation and the delivery of user-centred services ~ Denise Tanner; Part three: Modernisation and professional practice: Quiet challenges? Professional practice in modernised social work ~ Vicky White; Managing to be professional? Team managers and practitioners in modernised social work ~ Tony Evans; Afterword: Intensification, individualisation, inconvenience, interpellation ~ John Harris and Vicky White
Responsibility: John Harris [edit.]; Vicky White [edit.].


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