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Independent Social Work

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When the going gets tough - are you tough enough? - An exploration of Independent social work in recessionary times

Following on from their first book, 'Independent Social Work - A Risky Business?', the authors take a timely look at the challenges facing independent social work in recessionary times. There are chapters that explore what it takes to get started and the legal, accountancy and insurance implications for independent practitioners. There are also chapters that consider independent social work in children's services, adult services and in the context of expert witness work as well as managing risk and transferring skills in these changing times. This book will be of interest both to those considering independent practice and to those with...


Independent Social Work - A Risky Business?

With chapters contributed by members of BASW’s Independents’ Forum, this book covers a range of opinions and styles, combining some very serious issues and remarkable creativity. This reflects the very wide cross section of social workers who have elected to run their own businesses and who celebrate the satisfaction they derive from their chosen path, whilst realistically identifying the many pitfalls that await the unwary practitioner. The book is deliberately organised in such a way as to demonstrate the variety of skills along with the qualities and the flair which independent social workers and consultants bring to their work and...