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Counselling with Caregivers: A Guide for Professionals

by Marjorie Silverman

It is likely a matter of when, not if, most people will become either the givers or receivers of care. As increasing numbers of families are confronted with caregiving obligations, there is a corresponding need...


Safeguarding Older People from Abuse

by Angie Ash

The mistreatment of older people is increasingly recognised internationally as a significant abuse of elders? human rights. ?Scandals? and inquiries into the failure to protect older people from abuse in health...


Austerity Bites

by Mary O'Hara

Voted one of the Guardian best books of 2014 by Owen Jones. After coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition government in the United Kingdom embarked on a drastic programme of cuts to public spending and introduced...


DIY Community Action

by Liz Richardson

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being is high across...


Children, families and social exclusion

by Kate Morris & Marian Barnes

Many policy and practice initiatives that aim to prevent social exclusion focus on children and young people. This book seeks to consider new approaches to understanding the complexities of prevention, and...


Contemporary fathering

by Brigid Featherstone

Since 1997, child welfare services have been faced with new demands to engage fathers or develop father-inclusive services. This book emerges from work by the author as a researcher and educator over many years...


Population ageing and international development

by Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Over the next 40 years the number of people aged 60+ in the world, many of whom live in developing regions, will grow by 1¼ billion. What will old age be like for them? This original book provides an analysis...


Social work, politics and society

by Kenneth McLaughlin

This original and stimulating book examines contemporary issues in social work, particularly exploring the politicisation of the profession from the 1970s onwards. Detailing the wider social and political influences...


Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies

by Carmel Smith & Sheila Greene

Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies presents the contrasting perspectives of some of the leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. Using in-depth interviews, twenty-two...


Re-imagining Child Protection

by Brid Featherstone & Susan White

Why has the language of the child and of child protection become so hegemonic? What is lost and gained by such language? Who is being protected, and from what, in a risk society? Given that the focus is overwhelmingly...


Money for Everyone

by Malcolm Torry

Due to government cuts, the benefits system is currently a hot topic. In this timely book, a Citizen?s Income (sometimes called a Basic Income) is defined as an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every...


Child Protection

by Siobhan E. Laird

As they intervene in families to reduce the risk of harm to children, child protection social workers around the world are confronting increasingly high levels of hostility and aggression from some parents. Investigations...


Practical Social Pedagogy

by Jan Storø

Social pedagogical work is a field of practice that is indebted to and illuminated by aspects of knowledge from sociology and psychology, but many practitioners feel that social pedagogical theories are too...


Narrative social work

by Clive Baldwin

Interest in the contribution narrative can make across many disciplines has been booming in recent years, but its impact in social work has been limited. It has mainly been used in therapeutic intervention...


Inclusive Leadership in Social Work and Social Care

by Trish Hafford-Letchfield & Sharon Lambley

Social work and social care continue to face an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, requiring the development of leadership capabilities at every level of the workforce as well as in the community....


Critical Social Work with Children and Families

by Steve Rogowski

This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work in the U.K., and examines the theory, context and application of such approaches. Radical social work of the 1970s declined as the rise...


Transforming Adult Social Care

by Ann Marie Gray & Derek Birrell

Adult social care has emerged as a distinct policy area in the UK and one which has come under increasing scrutiny by government and other bodies. With the expectation that in future many more adults will need...


Rethinking Community Practice

by Gabriel Chanan & Colin Miller

As local communities and public services reel under the impact of global economic turmoil, it is vital to find more creative ways for the services to work together with those who depend on them and who also,...


Residential Child Care in Practice

by Mark Smith & Leon Fulcher

Written by experienced practitioners and academics, this is a core text about the practice of residential child care. It takes as its starting point the fact that residential child care involves workers and...


Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People

by Julie Fish

This important textbook makes a timely contribution to international agendas in social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. It examines how practitioners and student social workers can provide...