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The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers

Edited by Wade Tovey

Quick Overview

This handbook provides guidance for all practising social work professionals, and the staff who support them, on the post-qualifying (PQ) framework for social workers. The book introduces the framework and outlines how post-qualification accreditation and professional registration affect social workers.
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Paperback / softback
2007, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 296pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-428-5
£19.99
Ebook
2007, PDF, 296pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-670-4
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£19.99

Description

This handbook provides guidance for all practising social work professionals, and the staff who support them, on the post-qualifying (PQ) framework for social workers. The book introduces the framework and outlines how post-qualification accreditation and professional registration affect social workers.

Covering the theory and practice of social work, the Handbook provides a set of tools and resources that enable social workers to develop their practice while coping with the demands of operational duties. The book looks at working with a range of service user groups such as children, people with learning disabilities and young offenders, as well as examining common issues that social workers may encounter, such as inter-agency work, and issues such as loss and participation. Tackling the increased post-qualification training necessitated by the new framework, this handbook contains resources and materials to help practitioners continue their own professional development.

This definitive guide is an invaluable resource for all practising qualified social workers, students and trainers, and educators.

Consultant editor: Robert Adams is Professor of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside, UK.

Reviews

'At a time when many busy social workers in the UK, and other states struggle to keep ahead of practice trends and service demands; the book offers to assist their understanding and advance practice methods. The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers is a solid, reliable contribution which has value for those already practising as social workers and those - students - preparing for it.'
- Critical Social Policy

'Covering the theory and practice of social work, the Handbook provides a set of tools and resources that enable social workers to develop their practice while coping with the demands of operational duties.'
- Working with Older People

'`…[A]n excellent and timely publication. It is clearly written despite the difference in authors and is consistent in style and presentation. …Very comprehensive covering areas that would normally be missed with PQ such as loss and the strategic approach to PQ.''
- Graham Ixer, Head of Social Work Education, the General Social Care Council (GSCC)

'This is a much-needed book on this increasingly important area of social work education and practice. It provides essential material for those studying on post-qualifying programmes, highlighting a wide range of practice areas, [and is] written in an engaging and accessible format by leading academics and experienced practitioners. The critically reflective approach is an important feature of the book, supporting the development of understanding and skills for transforming practice.'
- Anne Quinney, Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University; Academic Adviser, The Social Policy and Social Work centre of the Higher Education Academy (SWAP), and co-editor of Practice Journal

'[This handbook contains] authoritative chapters that take the reader into informative, thought-provoking and challenging territory… this book will give plenty of material for the reader to engage with.'
- Professor David Stanley, PhD AcSS, Chair in Social Care, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University