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Social Policy and Social Work By David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)

Social Policy and Social Work
by David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)

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Enables readers to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. Covers a wide area including community care, older people, offenders, children, mental health and disability and all are considered within various anti-discriminatory frameworks.
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Social Policy and Social Work by David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)

In this book, David Denney introduces some of the fundamental debates which link social work to social policy. Relevant to undergraduate students and researchers of social policy and social work , as well as professionals in related areas, this book enables the reader to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. This is the only text of its kind which encourages and assists social workers in understanding recent developments in social policy. Throughout the book the centrality of linking theory to practice is emphasized. Chapters cover issues surrounding older people, disability, mental health, community care, working with offenders, children, the family, antiracism and social work. The book is equipped with further learning aids: All chapters contain a summary of the main points at the beginning, exercises and guided reading.

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Social Policy and Social Work Reviews


Denny provides a critical perspective on practice towards a thoughtful and compassionate social work, a notion that is all but lost in the current marketized environment. ... This is a highly readable text which should prove useful in making explicit the relationship between current social policy and social work practice./ British Journal of Social Work Vol 29 No 4
The strengths outweigh any weaknesses of this ambitious and welcome text. Brian Munday, University of Kent, Canterbury

About David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)


David Denney worked as a probation officer in Birmingham and London. He has taught on social work and Social Policy courses at the Universities of Kent and Wales. He currently holds a Senior Lectureship/ Readership at Royal Holloway University of London. He has held a visiting scholarship at the University of North Carolina and has wide international consultancy experience. He gave evidence to the Commission on Systemic racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: AIMS OF THE BOOK ; PART ONE: CONCEPTS, CONTEXT AND IDEAS ; PART TWO: USER GROUPS ; PART THREE: MARKETS: WELFARE AND PRACTICE

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Social Policy and Social Work by David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)
David Denney (Reader in Social and Public Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London)
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-09-03
284
0198781490
9780198781493
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.