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What is Social Work? By Nigel Horner

What is Social Work? by Nigel Horner

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A complete introduction to the history, context and perspectives of social care

What is Social Work? Summary

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

Written for those in the early stages of a social work degree or considering social work as a career, the second edition of this well-regarded book has been updated to reflect the major changes in social work in light of the Children Act 2004 together with the new set of arrangements for planning, regulation and quality assurance. It gives an overview of the history of social work from the Middle Ages to its complex structure today and case studies, research summaries and activities encourage readers to reflect on the skills and knowledge required by today's social worker.

What is Social Work? Reviews

"Very useful book to recommend to [social work] applicants, both prior to and following selection interviews" (Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bradford)

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

Introduction and core themes The beginnings of social work: "The comfort of strangers" Social work with children, young people and families Social work with people with learning disabilities Social work and mental health Social work and older people Formalising and consolidating social work as a profession Current services, practices and issues Summarising remarks and signposts Appendix A: A code of ethics for social work (BASW) values and principles Appendix B: Mapping services in modern social work and social care settings Appendix C: Time line of the development of social work Resources and useful websites References Index

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What is Social Work?: Context and Perspectives by Nigel Horner
Used - Very Good
SAGE Publications Ltd
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