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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198796688

Price(incl.tax): 
¥2,333
Author: 
John Harris; Vicky White
Pages
544 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
Series
Oxford Quick Reference

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  • Over 1,800 clear and authoritative A-Z definitions of terms from the fields of social work and social care
  • Includes methods, theories, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education
  • Updated to include over 200 new entries, including updates following the implementation of the Care Act (2014), and new definitions such as advocacycare and support planningMental Health Task Force, and social pedagogy
  • Useful appendices include a glossary of common acronyms and a table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries
  • An essential point of quick-reference for all students of social work and social care and qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes
  • Recommended web links for many entries which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website

New to this Edition:

  • Over 200 new entries, including definitions such as advocacycare and support planningMental Health Task Force, and social pedagogy
  • Coverage of social work and social care for children has been fully updated
  • Fully revised to reflect changes in legislation since the publication of the first edition, such as the implementation of the Care Act (2014)

 
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. 

Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. 

Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.

Index: 

Preface
List of contributors
Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care A-Z
Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice
Acronyms

About the author: 

John Harris is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick. He was a social worker, training officer, and manager prior to moving into social work education.

Vicky White is an independent consultant. She was previously Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and Principal Social Worker, Children's Services, Coventry City Council.
 
 
Contributors:

Katrin Bain, Independent Consultant.
Derek Birrell, Professor of Social Policy, University of Ulster.
Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Welsh Government.
Patrick Finnegan, Operations Manager for Mental Health, Warwickshire County Council.
John Harris, Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick.
Christine Harrison, Associate Professor, Member of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Wellbeing, University of Warwick.
Seth Harris-White, Team Manager, Children’s Services, Coventry City Council.
Deirdre Heenan, Professor, Director of Centre for Health and Wellbeing, University of Ulster. 
Makhan Shergill, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University. 
Mark Smith, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Edinburgh.
Vic Tuck, freelance child protection trainer.
Karen Ward, Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Coventry University.
Vicky White, Independent Consultant.

Special thanks to John Howarth, solicitor, for advice and guidance on legal issues.

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