Our partnership with Policy Press provides the very best in accessible and practical high-quality resources for social work professionals and students.

BASW members receive a 30% discount ALL Policy Press books when ordered from www.policypress.co.uk

Please log-in to My.BASW to receive the BASW members Policy Press discount code. Enter this at the checkout on the Policy Press website.

For information on all BASW/Policy Press titles please visit http://policypress.co.uk/baswpolicy-press-titles

Policy Press journal subscriptions just £37 to BASW members

We are also offering a BASW member discount for individual print subscriptions of our journals. With this discount a print subscription to one of our journals costs £37.

This is available for all our journals including Critical and Radical Social Work, and our two new journals: International Journal of Care and Caring, and Journal of Gender-Based Violence.

For details of how to claim your discount please visit:

http://policypress.co.uk/journals/subscribe#association-discounts


___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black issues in social work and social care

 

Mekada Graham
Paperback: £18.99
Over several decades, anti-oppressive practice and anti-discriminatory perspectives have become an integral part of social work. Responding to an urgent need for an up-to-date text that addresses recent developments, this book charts the impact of social changes and new literature shaping social work theory and practice with black and minority individuals, families and communities. It builds upon popular texts addressing anti-discriminatory frameworks but focuses specifically upon black perspectives in social work, taking into account current issues and concerns. Written specifically for a US and UK market, the book provides an excellent introductory text to social work with black and minority...

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Community development (2nd edition)
A critical approach

Margaret Ledwith
Paperback: £19.99
Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title]

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Community development
A critical approach

 

Margaret Ledwith
Paperback: £18.99
Margaret Ledwith is one of the UK’s most highly regarded community development practitioners and academics. This book, developed from her classic text, Participating in transformation, is an invaluable new resource for students and practitioners in the field. The book advocates a critical approach to community development that locates theory in practice, emphasising its transformative rather than ameliorative potential

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Independent Futures:
Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer
Paperback: £19.99
Given the increase of disability related support services controlled and run by disabled people themselves, greater user involvement in service provision and delivery is a key priority for many western governments. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources, this book provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of these developments in the UK and provides a critical analysis of key issues affecting future policy and practice. Including an up-to-date and comprehensive literature and research review, Independent futures is essential reading for not only academics and students but also practitioners and policy makers who need a reliable overview and critical...

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Islam & Social Work:
Debating values, transforming practice

 

Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Fatima Hussain and Basia Spalek
Paperback: £18.99
Traditionally, equality and diversity issues have been addressed through the lens of race/ethnicity, and the faith identities of minority ethnic communities have been largely bypassed. But, particularly post 9/11, there is a need for policies and services that are sensitive to faith in general, and Islam in particular.Encouraging greater cultural competence, this unique book enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations and illustrates how this can be translated into professional practice. This is the only book specifically on social work with Muslim communities and describes the...

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Older People and the Law (Revised 2nd edition)

Ann McDonald and Margaret Taylor
Paperback: £18.99
This book is a much-needed, revised and updated edition of Elders and the law (PEPAR Publications, 1993). It describes the legal framework for working with older people and the modernising agenda in health and social care.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Order From Chaos:
Responding to Traumatic Events (Revised 3rd edition)

Marion Gibson
Paperback: £19.99
In the context of recent natural disasters, global terrorism and awareness of the impact of smaller scale disasters, there is a need for improved understanding of the needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of traumatic events. At the same time, there is a need for the development of skills and support for those helping them. The revised and expanded edition of this highly successful book consolidates the core elements of good practice, while bringing theory and practice issues fully up-to-date. 

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Promoting Workplace Learning

 

Neil Thompson
Paperback: £19.99
Workplace learning is receiving increasing attention as an important factor in developing high standards of professional practice. This book provides a valuable overview of the key issues involved in successfully promoting workplace learning. Promoting workplace learning provides a clear introduction to a vitally important topic. It is an essential resource for learning facilitators, assessors, mentors, training and development staff, and managers in the social work field. The principles discussed will also be relevant to managers and human resource professionals in other sectors.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rural Social Work: International perspectives

 

Richard Pugh and Brian Cheers
Paperback: £23.99
In much of the West the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This stimulating book draws upon a rich variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part of the book turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development. This book is relevant to planners, managers...

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scandal, Social Policy and Social Welfare (Revised 2nd edition)

 

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford
Paperback: £19.99
This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve. 

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title]

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sexual Issues in Social Work

 

Steve Myers and Judith Milner
Paperback: £18.99
Social workers and social care practitioners are increasingly required to engage directly with matters relating to sex and sexuality in their everyday work. Sexual issues in social work is essential reading for anyone who works with others where sex and sexuality have become part of the practice concerns. 

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 

[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Social Work on Trial:
The Colwell Inquiry and The State of Welfare

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford
Hardback: £70.00
The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes the politics, professional concerns and public interest - both local and national - that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath, and shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case have still failed to find a satisfactory resolution today. Social work, then and now, remains 'on trial'.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Social Work and People with Dementia:
Partnerships, Practice & Persistence

 

Mary Marshall and Margaret-Anne Tibbs
Paperback: £18.99
Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book is a revised and updated edition of the popular Working with dementia. Written by experienced social workers, it provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Transforming Society?
Social Work and Sociology

 

Vicky Price and Graeme Simpson
Paperback: £18.99
Society is undergoing change, and, as a result, social welfare services – including social work – are being transformed. This book explores the sociological basis of contemporary society and shows how social workers experience tensions and contradictions in practice. The book uses case studies and self directed activities to enable students to relate sociology to daily lives. It explores key themes in turn, examining their relevance for social work and how they can be applied to practice, particularly in areas such as children and families, mental health, disability and older people. Relevant and accessible, the authors explore aspects of class,...

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is Professional Social Work? (Revised 2nd edition)

Malcolm Payne
Paperback: £18.99
What is professional social work? is a now classic analysis of social work as a discourse between three aspects of practice: social order, therapeutic and transformational perspectives. This completely re-written second edition explores social work’s struggle to meet its claim to achieve social progress through interpersonal practice. It offers practical ways of analysing personal professional identity and understanding of how social workers embody their profession in their practice with other professionals. 

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Women and Community Action (Revised 2nd edition)

Lena Dominelli
Paperback: £19.99
Though often the unsung heroes of community action, women’s role in a community’s growth and development has become increasingly important in a globalising world that has changed considerably since the first edition of this classic text was published. As well as focusing on women, the book discusses gender relations more widely and highlights the differentiated position of both men and women in community work. It considers how the gender gap might be bridged in terms of building more socially cohesive communities that promote egalitarian social relations.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press 
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title] 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Working in Group Care (2nd edition)
Social work and social care in residential and day care settings

Adrian Ward
Paperback: £18.99
This book illustrates how best practice can be achieved in residential and care settings, through the focused and engaged work of individuals and teams. Recognising the challenging and complex nature of group care, detailed attention is paid to the value of everyday practice and its underlying principles.

Buy this book directly from Policy Press
[link will take you to the Policy Press website – quote the BASW members promo code to receive a 30% DISCOUNT on this title]
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________