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The Advancement of Social Work: Studies in Social Work to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Social Workers’ Educational Trust 1972-2022

These essays, by recent award winners from The Social Workers’ Educational Trust, illustrate the variety of ways in which social work is practiced in the 2020s. Fifty years after the founding of the Trust, social work practitioners continue to work out the principles of social work as a profession, responding to new developments within society and developing new knowledge whilst remaining true to its core values. This collection will be of interest to everyone involved in social work practice and education, from those considering it as a profession to students, experienced workers, academics and everyone seeking to know what contemporary...


Social Policy for Welfare Practice in Wales 3rd Edition

Edited by: Hefin Gwilym & Charlotte Williams Foreword by: Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales ISBN: 978-1-86178-090-4.Format: Paperback.Pages: 209pp.        Publication date: 16.03.2021.Code: VO127. This book reflects on the social policy successes and challenges of the past twenty years and looks ahead to the next decade of Welsh social policy. It considers traditional social policy fields such as health and poverty and areas of growing importance, including the environment and human rights. It provides a rich resource for social welfare practitioners in their training and as they carry out their work in a distinctly Welsh social welfare context....


From Fear to Freedom: Masculinity, Control and Change - A Workbook for Men

The aim of this book is to speak directly to men who, through their controlling beliefs and behaviour, are causing worry and harm to their families, partners and children, and not least, to themselves. The title ‘From Fear to Freedom’ suggests that while some men’s behaviour is often frightening and damaging for others, it can also be frightening and confusing for men themselves. Once men begin to examine, comprehend and choose to work at ceasing their abusive and controlling behaviour, this can be a liberating process for them as well as others. From Fear to Freedom is also intended as...


Crossing The Acts: The Support and Protection of Adults at Risk with Mental Disorder; Across the Scottish Legislative Frameworks

This work explores the risks of adults with a mental disorder and how the relative Scottish legislation, policy and practice frameworks interrelate to provide them with support and protection. The main Acts in Scotland which support and protect adults at risk with mental disorder are: a) the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Act (the 2003 Act);  b) the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the 2000 Act); and c) the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the 2007 Act). Seeking, primarily, to explore the practical application of duties and powers across the interface of these Acts,...