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Audrey Tait

Audrey Tait is a Social Worker with the Children and Families Practice Team, City of Edinburgh Council. Originally trained as a nursery nurse, she has 20 years' experience working with children in social work settings and for the past 4 years she has been delivering a training course, Communicating with Children, for the City of Edinburgh Council's Children and Families Department.

JKP publications by Audrey Tait

  1. The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families

    Edited by Jan Horwath and Dendy Platt

    Fully updated edition of THE bestselling book on assessing children in need and their families. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, it covers all aspects of assessment from early help through to child protection. Explores implications of recent legislation and the very latest issues for practice. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 680pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 9781785921162
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 464pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-382-6
  2. Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People

    Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People

    Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    Audrey Tait and Becky Dunn

    This is a direct work book on how to start conversations on difficult subjects with children and young people. Covering challenging topics such as suicide, domestic violence, drug or alcohol misuse, as well as giving evidence in court, this book also includes examples and activity ideas to help support and guide the child. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 216pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 9781785922879
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 216pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-593-6
  3. Direct Work with Family Groups

    Direct Work with Family Groups

    Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement and Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

    Easy to use, tried and tested techniques to aid direct work with vulnerable families for child protection and related professionals. This must-have guide is full of creative ideas to engage the whole family and effect positive change through direct work. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 216pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-554-3
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 216pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-986-9
  4. Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

    Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

    Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

    Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

    The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.65in / 230mm x 169mm, 224pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-661-5