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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
Publication date: 16.03.2021.
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.
Like the previous two editions, this text critically engages with the impact of devolution on welfare practice in one of the devolved nations of the UK. In this third edition leading academics in the field outline and review the policy framework, political philosophy and values underpinning core areas of welfare practice. They reflect on over two decades of Welsh social policy and address key themes such as governance, poverty, health, equality, housing, social justice, language sensitive practice, climate change and human rights.
"This much-needed new edition brings together and analyses the wide-ranging changes that together have built a distinct Welsh approach to our social welfare landscape. I particularly like the attention to the importance of children’s and adults’ human rights in social work and social welfare."
Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales