Social Policy for Social Work provides a comprehensive, critical and engaging introduction to social policy for students and practitioners of social work.
The text is clearly structured into three parts that cover contexts, policies and issues. The first part explores changing perspectives on social policy and social work and provides an introduction to the broad range of specific policy aspects discussed in part two which include:
health and community care
family and child care
Part three focuses on key issues such as tackling divisions and inequalities, the control of services including empowering people receiving services, and future policy trends. Additionally, appendices provide a key to common abbreviations, dates of the main legislation and internet addresses of main information sources on policy and research.
Illustrations from practice are included throughout to highlight implications for social work practice. The text focuses on contemporary Britain but also draws examples from European, global and historical contexts wherever appropriate.
This exceptional text demonstrates clearly the relevance and implications of social policy for social work practice. It is an essential and practical resource for all students and practitioners in the welfare field.
'...a perceptive and critical view of social policy developments with respect to social work practice.' - David Denney, Social Policy
|Changing Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Work||p. 3|
|Social Security||p. 37|
|Health and Community Care||p. 92|
|Family and Childcare||p. 110|
|Youth Justice and Criminal Justice||p. 127|
|Tackling Divisions and Inequalities||p. 151|
|Organising and Delivering Social Services||p. 173|
|Financing Social Services||p. 186|
|Who Controls Social Services?||p. 200|
|Future Trends||p. 213|
|App. 1: Abbreviations||p. 229|
|Key Dates: Legislation||p. 234|
|Internet Addresses of Main Sources of Information on Policy and Research||p. 237|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1