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What is social work? : contexts and perspectives

Author: Nigel Horner
Publisher: London : Learning Matters, 2019.
Series: Transforming social work practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th editionView all editions and formats
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It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolution of social work practice and this classic text explores the fundamental questions: What is social work?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Horner
ISBN: 9781473989474 1473989477 9781473989481 1473989485
OCLC Number: 1089349311
Notes: Previous edition: 2012.
Description: xvii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction and core themesChapter 2: The beginnings of social work: "The comfort of strangers"Chapter 3: Social work with children, young people and familiesChapter 4: Social work with people with learning difficultiesChapter 5: Social work with people experiencing mental distressChapter 6: Social work and older peopleChapter 7: Formalising and consolidating social work as a professionChapter 8: Current services, practices and issuesChapter 9: Summarising remarks and signpostsAppendix 1: Professional Capabilities FrameworkAppendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social WorkAppendix 3: A code of ethics for social work (BASW) values and principlesAppendix 4: Mapping services in modern social work and social care settingsAppendix 5: Time line of the development of social workAppendix 6: Summary of recommendations from the Munro ReportAppendix 7: The standards of proficiency for social workers in England and the Professional Capabilties FrameworkAppendix 8: Building a Safe and Confident Future (July 2009)Resources and useful websites
Series Title: Transforming social work practice.
Responsibility: Nigel Horner.

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