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The Department of Health requires students on the social work degree to undertake at least 200 days in direct practice learning during their course. Practice learning often raises great anxieties for students, agencies and those who supervise and assess it. This book tackles those anxieties, explaining the ways the experience can deliver a unique learning opportunity for the student. It is ideal for students undertaking or about to undertake practice learning, student supervisors and practice assessors, as well as trainers and policymakers within social care agencies and health care professions where practice learning is also undertaken.
An essential text for secondary trainees / PGCE students, covering all the key issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools. Included are sections on: * Professional knowledge and learning * Planning teaching and classroom management * Cross-curricular dimensions and * Inclusion
Written specifically for practice educators, this book examines contemporary theories and knowledge in practice learning, teaching and education, with a clear emphasis on developing the skills and practice of the individual. Another key focus of the book is to help readers to reflect on the implications of this for their role as practice educators, giving them the time and space to make proactive and informed choices. The book is structured around the new Post-Qualifying Standards for Practice Education, making it an invaluable and thoroughly comprehensive guide.
Protecting children from abuse is a serious matter, demanding critical thinking, tenacity, resilience, courage and compassion. This book is designed to show how the social work task of protecting children works. It aims to increase the confidence of those undertaking the work, who need to know and understand the processes involved to be better able to form part of the proactive child protection network. It locates knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from the authors' actual practice, making the book an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children.
Since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, Scotland has made rapid progress on modernizing its welfare legislation for vulnerable people with mental disorders. This book is a clear overview of current Scottish legislation and gives social work students a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health in Scotland. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, this book will help students to develop their knowledge and understanding, enabling them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.
Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of a range of ways of working with the people who use their services. They also need to be able to apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances. This book provides a hands-on guide to the most common methods of helping social work service users and to dealing with some difficult situations.
This best-selling and widely recognized textbook is now in its third edition and has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes in social work practice in the UK. New features and UK 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.
This second edition looks in detail at the role of the social worker who engages with older people. It enables the reader to develop the key skills required to understand the mental and physical needs of older people in society while encouraging plenty of discussion and critical, independent thought. Furthermore, this book is a source of contemporary research and offers the reader insights into government legislation and policy. It is an essential read for any student who wants to develop a distinctive focus on social work with older people.
It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolutions of social work practice. Now in its Fourth Edition, Nigel Horner's classic introductory text looks at how issues such as the Personalisation Agenda, the work of the Reform Board, and how the notion of a Big Society and the recent contractions in government spending have impacted on practice and education.
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