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What is Social Work? By Nigel Horner

What is Social Work? by Nigel Horner

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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? How has social work been defined over the years? What does social work look like now? And what is to come?

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What is Social Work?: Contexts and Perspectives by Nigel Horner

Following the lives of four fictional time-travelling characters, it examines the changing functions of social work by unpicking the changing social and political responses to their needs. From its historical roots to the modern and fast-moving profession it has become, this book looks in detail at how social work has evolved as a profession, what social work looks like in recent years and where it is heading. There are key chapters on working with different service user groups including vulnerable adults, children and families and those with learning difficulties or having to live with mental distress. There are also chapters that cover social work as a profession, including current services, practices, themes and debates.

About Nigel Horner

Nigel Horner is Head of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, where he teaches social work history, theory and methods, residential child care and ageing and older people. He began working in a London Borough Children's Home in 1972, before studying Sociology at Durham University. After a period as a Community Worker, he qualified in Social Work from Glasgow University in 1980, and thereafter worked in Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Fostering and Youth Offending settings. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and core themes Chapter 2: The beginnings of social work: "The comfort of strangers" Chapter 3: Social work with children, young people and families Chapter 4: Social work with people with learning difficulties Chapter 5: Social work with people experiencing mental distress Chapter 6: Social work and older people Chapter 7: Formalising and consolidating social work as a profession Chapter 8: Current services, practices and issues Chapter 9: Summarising remarks and signposts Appendix 1: Professional Capabilities Framework Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social Work Appendix 3: A code of ethics for social work (BASW) values and principles Appendix 4: Mapping services in modern social work and social care settings Appendix 5: Time line of the development of social work Appendix 6: Summary of recommendations from the Munro Report Appendix 7: The standards of proficiency for social workers in England and the Professional Capabilties Framework Appendix 8: Building a Safe and Confident Future (July 2009) Resources and useful websites

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What is Social Work?: Contexts and Perspectives by Nigel Horner
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