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BASW/Policy Press

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

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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, International Journal of Care and Caring, Journal of Gender-Based Violence and our new journal: European Social Work Research.

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Black issues in social work and social care

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...


Community Development - A critical approach

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.


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

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...


Islam & Social Work: Debating values, transforming practice

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...