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The central focus of this book is on the early professional development needs of social workers. It has been compiled by editors with extensive experience of social work practice, education and research. The collection examines the radical changes that have taken place in social work over the last decade within the wider context of welfare policy and practice change within the United Kingdom. "... the real potential of this book is in bridging the gap between education and qualified practice. Social work educators, students and those employing newly qualified social workers should read this and discuss the transition from student...
Devolution in Wales has come of age. It has had profound impacts on policy directions, on how social welfare practitioners are trained and carry out their work and on wider issues of national identity that affect the social relations of welfare. This text critically engages with the impact of devolution on welfare practice in one of the devolved nations of the UK. In this second edition leading academics in the field outline and review the policy framework and political philosophy and values underpinning core areas of welfare practice. They reflect on over a decade of devolution and assess developments across...
Rural Social Work Practice in Scotland brings international approaches to rural social work into a modern Scottish context. The book critically examines Scottish rural issues before going on to describe recognised rural models of social work practice, drawing upon a wide range of material from the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA and Australia. Individual chapters cover most aspects of social work: children and families, adults, minorities (with a strong call for a more enlightened practice with Scottish Gypsy Travellers) and management themes. Throughout the book, practice examples highlight and examine the practical application of theory. Each substantive chapter concludes with...
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,...