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Social Work with Children and Families by Martin Davies
  

Social Work with Children and Families

Synopsis

Social Work with Children and Families by Martin Davies

Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and families. Focused on four major themes - family support work, child protection, adoption and fostering, residential child care - the book brings together expert commentators to:? Outline the policy background;? Summarize the relevant law;? Describe the key theories;? Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book argues that the skill of the social worker can have life-enhancing consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Reviews

'Where social work should be going.' - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University, UK 'A thoughtful overview both for qualifying students and those with more expertise.' - Rachel Balen, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Huddersfield, UK 'With its emphasis on the current, the critical and the creative, this book takes a fresh and often fascinating look at social work with children and families.' - Rona Woodward, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Stirling, UK '...the book is an easy, accessible read and will be an invaluable introductory text for social work students, as well as newly-qualified and more experienced practitioners.' - Professional Social Work'


About the Author

Martin Davies

Martin Davies grew up in North West England. He has travelled widely, including in the Middle East and India, and his plan for THE CONJUROR'S BIRD was put together on a trekking holiday in Greenland. He lives in South West London and works for the BBC as a producer.

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Publication date

20th March 2012

Author

Martin Davies

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Author's Website

www.martindavieschemists.co...

Publisher

Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Social work
Adoption & fostering

ISBN

9780230293854

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