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Practice and legislation in child and family social work is always changing and has once again come under the spotlight in the UK. This book contextualizes the bureaucratization and managerialism of modern UK social work, while also covering the advanced and complex skills necessary for competent social work practice in this area. The recent introduction of a new framework for post-qualifying social work practice provides an opportunity for the development of a robust text covering the basics at an advanced level.
In the UK, applying social science subjects such as psychology, sociology, social policy, and research methods to Early Years can help to raise standards and ensure good practice. These subjects inform much of the UK academic curriculum within many Early Years programs and are subjects that make an important contribution to understanding children's behavior, growth, and development. This book identifies, analyzes, and assesses how social science enriches Early Years. Each chapter imaginatively introduces the main learning objectives and includes formative activities, which apply social science to particular themes to aid students' cognitive skills.
Critical thinking as a process can appear formal and academic and far-removed from everyday practitioner experience. This second edition of enables post-qualifying students to develop their analytical skills in line with their everyday experiences. By placing emphasis on writing, communication and critical reflection, this book challenges the view that theory and critical awareness are the preserve of the classroom and instead gives the reader the confidence to better enhance their social work skills.
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the areas of leadership, management and supervision for line managers, supervisors and senior practitioners Taking a problem-solving approach, the book explores different aspects of leadership and management including personal effectiveness, managing and leading supervision, managing training and development, managing resources and leading and developing a team. A precise review of each project area is linked to a set of audit tools that a manager can mobilise in order to review team and personal effectiveness and develop practice.
As systems have become interconnected and more complicated, programmers needed ways to identify parties across multiple computers. One way to do this was for the parties that used applications on one computer to authenticate to the applications (and/or operating systems) that ran on the other computers. This mechanism is still widely used-for example, when logging on to a great number of Web sites. However, this approach becomes unmanageable when you have many co-operating systems (as is the case, for example, in the enterprise). Therefore, specialized services were invented that would register and authenticate users, and subsequently provide claims about them to interested applications. Some well-known examples are NTLM, Kerberos, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Most enterprise applications need some basic user security features. At a minimum, they need to authenticate their users, and many also need to authorize access to certain features so that only privileged users can get to them. Some apps must go further and audit what the user does. On Windows®, these features are built into the operating system and are usually quite easy to integrate into an application. By taking advantage of Windows integrated authentication, you don't have to invent your own authentication protocol or manage a user database. By using access control lists (ACLs), impersonation, and features such as groups, you can implement authorization with very little code. Indeed, this advice applies no matter which OS you are using. It's almost always a better idea to integrate closely with the security features in your OS rather than reinventing those features yourself. But what happens when you want to extend reach to users who don't happen to have Windows accounts? What about users who aren't running Windows at all? More and more applications need this type of reach, which seems to fly in the face of traditional advice. This book gives you enough information to evaluate claims-based identity as a possible option when you're planning a new application or making changes to an existing one. It is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates Web applications and services that require identity information about their users.
This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.
This book explores the main areas of social work law in the UK, including children, mental health, and community care. By investigating the meaning of the law and some of its underlying value assumptions, the book encourages practitioners to reflect on their actions and beliefs, helping them to avoid being a mere 'technician' and, instead, become a competent practitioner. This second edition supports busy social workers studying for the UK's Post-qualifying Awards. Each chapter begins with an overview of the rationale for the teaching material provided and sets out clear learning objectives. Case studies, exercises, and recommendations for further reading can be found throughout the book.
This textbook provides a comprehensive examination of all the required areas of criminal and policing law in the UK, with explicit links to the National Occupational Standards. Chapters open with clear objectives and include regular revision notes, knowledge check questions and answers, and practical activities. This second edition has been fully revised to expand the content, take account of recent changes, and reflect the latest UK legislation. In particular, there is a new chapter on Police Community Support Officers. The sections on police powers, traffic policing, and evidence have been updated, and the issue of diversity has been woven into an increased number of scenarios.
This book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the central educational concepts of learning and culture. In examining these themes, the book addresses key issues including: what is meant by 'culture;' characteristics commonly associated with contemporary culture; relationships between culture and learning; changing understandings of how, what, where, and when we learn; the relationship between learning, national identity, and citizenship; and the impact of all these on our way of life. These ideas are approached from the traditional disciplines of Education Studies â " historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and psychological.
The underground Macedonian Revolutionary Organization recruited and mobilized over 20,000 supporters to take up arms against the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1903. Challenging conventional wisdom about the role of ethnic and national identity in Balkan history, Keith Brown focuses on social and cultural mechanisms of loyalty to describe the circuits of trust and terror--webs of secret communications and bonds of solidarity--that linked migrant workers, remote villagers, and their leaders in common cause. Loyalties were covertly created and maintained through acts of oath-taking, record-keeping, arms-trading, and in the use and management of deadly violence.
The first year of practice can be the most challenging for newly qualified social workers. This book takes a practical look at the transition from student to practitioner and covers applying for a first post and managing the first years of practice, including specific guidance on topics such as induction, supervision and Post-Qualifying awards. Also covered are court skills, team working, report writing and record keeping. Each of these sections within the book contains critical commentary from both an employer's and newly qualified social worker's perspective, bringing alive the importance of these issues.
This book supports busy practitioners studying on the Post-Qualifying Awards for Social Work with Adults. Fully updated to cover the latest legislation, the material in this book is presented as a series of self-contained chapters, written by different authors, which takes the reader beyond pure facts and offers many differing and thought-provoking viewpoints. The text is packed with helpful tips and really encourages readers to engage with their client groups and to reflect upon practice in a more meaningful way.
What does it mean to practice youth work ethically? How does ethical theory relate to the youth work profession? What are the moral dilemmas confronting youth workers today, and how should practitioners respond? Youth Work Ethics examines these questions and more and should be on the reading lists of all youth work trainees and practitioners. A wide range of topics are covered, including: confidentiality; sexual propriety; dependence and empowerment; equity of provision; interprofessional working; managing dual relationships; working across cultures; working within an agency.
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