This new edition of Butler and Roberts' book builds on the many strengths of the first edition while updating information on policy and procedures since the original was published in 1997... A simulating combination of information and activities... Practice assessors and teachers will also find much they could employ with students on placement to stimulate discussion in supervision and generate practice evidence... Similarly, courses in allied professions could utilize much of the material, as could trainers in social work and related organizations, where many of the activities would form the basis of productive staff development sessions. -- Child Abuse Review
Social Work with Children and Families can claim to be a strong candidate for inclusion on any social work degree reading list. Students will value the attractive presentation of the book and exceptionally clear and accessible prose. Tutors are likely to be impressed by the apparently effortless way in which its authors integrate legal principles, policy expectations, key research findings and core theoretical concepts as they guide the reader through the various contexts of practice and the social work roles and tasks demanded in each case. -- British Journal of Social Work
Reviews of second edition:
'I found the book very clear and easy to read and follow, and will definitely be recommending it to social work students... The book has a wealth of material to use with students a different stages, either individually or in groups. It is thorough, well laid out and with thought-provoking exercises.'
DipSW students will benefit greatly from access to this book. It offers a great range of top tips and practical guidance. -- NE Wales Institute
Reviews of first edition:
'A valuable resource, firmly located in the process of study, reflection and application.'
-- Social Work and Social Sciences Review
This book is enjoyable and stimulating to read... [It] will be useful for a wide audience, from social work students to seasoned practitioners and trainers looking for new inspiration. -- Community Care